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The Waterfall
     

The Waterfall

by Margaret Drabble
 

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Jane and Malcolm Gray’s marriage is characterized by sexual unhappiness and the growing apathy they both feel toward one another. When Jane is confined to bed rest while pregnant with their second child, Malcolm realizes he must escape, leaving Jane in the care of her dear friend and cousin, Lucy, and Lucy’s husband James. After Jane gives birth, Lucy and

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Jane and Malcolm Gray’s marriage is characterized by sexual unhappiness and the growing apathy they both feel toward one another. When Jane is confined to bed rest while pregnant with their second child, Malcolm realizes he must escape, leaving Jane in the care of her dear friend and cousin, Lucy, and Lucy’s husband James. After Jane gives birth, Lucy and James alternate nights with her, and it is during this time alone together that Jane and James fall in love, beginning an affair as marked by guilt as joy. Through Jane’s struggle to reconcile her relationship with James with her friendship with Lucy, Margaret Drabble gives us an intimate look at a woman caught between the claims of sexual awakening, maternal love and friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544286474
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
692 KB

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Meet the Author

MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1939
Place of Birth:
Sheffield, England
Education:
Cambridge University

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