The Drowning Season

The Drowning Season

by Alice Hoffman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The matriarch of a Long Island clan with a stubbornly suicidal son and a defiant, restless granddaughter, Esther has hired a Russian landscaper to watch over the family as well as the grounds of their secluded waterfront estate. But he has been watching Esther, too. And his love for her is growing wild enough to uproot them all.

The author of Here on Earth<See more details below

Overview

The matriarch of a Long Island clan with a stubbornly suicidal son and a defiant, restless granddaughter, Esther has hired a Russian landscaper to watch over the family as well as the grounds of their secluded waterfront estate. But he has been watching Esther, too. And his love for her is growing wild enough to uproot them all.

The author of Here on Earth and The River King presents a "stunning and hypnotic" novel that "interweaves past and present with piercing images and unfailing energy" (Publishers Weekly).

Author Biography: Alice Hoffman is the author of Property Of, The Drowning Season, Angel Landing, White Horses, Illumination Night, Fortune's Daughter, At Risk, Seventh Heaven, Turtle Moon, Second Nature, Practical Magic, Here on Earth, Local Girls, The River King, and Blue Diary.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A triumph." —Los Angeles Times

"Absolutely magical...one of the best books I have ever read." —Chicago Sun-Times

"A superb novel." —John Irving

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451178152
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A triumph." —Los Angeles Times

"Absolutely magical...one of the best books I have ever read." —Chicago Sun-Times

"A superb novel." —John Irving

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >