Throughout Lily Tuck’s career, she's been praised by critics for her crisp, lean language and sensuous explorations of exotic locales and complex psychologies. From Siam to Paraguay and beyond, Tuck inspires readers to travel into unfamiliar realms, and her newest novel is no exception. Slender, potent, and utterly engaging, I Married You For Happiness combines marriage, mathematics, and the probability of an afterlife to create Tuck's most affecting and riveting book yet.
“His hand is growing cold, still she holds it” is how this novel that tells the story of a marriage begins. The tale unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden and unexpected death is the reason for her lonely vigil. Still too shocked to grieve, she lets herself remember the defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a highly accomplished mathematiciana collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memoriesreal and imaginedTuck reveals the most private intimacies, dark secrets, and overwhelming joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.
|Publisher:||Center Point Large Print|
|Edition description:||Large Print Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:October 10, 1939
Place of Birth:Paris, France
Education:B.A., Radcliffe (Harvard); M.A., Sorbonne, Paris
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
my book club thought this very good. The NOOK edition had MANY TYPOS/GARBLED TEXT which were extremely distracting.