The Drowning Season

The Drowning Season

by Alice Hoffman
     
 

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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.

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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:
9780525095774
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/22/1979
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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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

Meet the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of fifteen novels: Blue Diary (2001), The River King (2000), Local Girls (1999), Here On Earth (1997), Practical Magic (1995), Second Nature (1994), Turtle Moon (1992), Seventh Heaven (1990), At Risk (1988), Illumination Night (1987), Fortune’s Daughter (1985), White Horses (1982), Angel Landing (1980), The Drowning Season (1979), and Property Of (1977). She is also the author of three children’s books: Aquamarine (2001), Horsefly (2000), and Fireflies (1997).

Born in New York City, and raised on Long Island, Hoffman graduated from Adelphi University and received an M.A. from Stanford University, where she was Mirrielees Fellow. She currently lives near Boston with her family and her dogs.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1952
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974
Website:
http://www.alicehoffman.com

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