A Window Across the River

A Window Across the River

by Brian Morton
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A Window Across the River by Brian Morton

Isaac and Nora haven't seen each other in five years, yet when Nora phones Isaac late one night, he knows who it is before she's spoken a word. Isaac, a photographer, is relinquishing his artistic career, while Nora, a writer, is seeking to rededicate herself to hers.

Fueled by their rediscovered love, Nora is soon on fire with the best work she's ever done, until she realizes that the story she's writing has turned into a fictionalized portrait of Isaac, exposing his frailties and compromises and sure to be viewed by him as a betrayal. How do we remain faithful to our calling if it estranges us from the people we love? How do we remain in love after we have seen the very worst of our loved ones? These are some of the questions explored in a novel that critics are calling "an absolute pleasure" (The Seattle Times).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547350905
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/07/2004
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

BRIAN MORTON is the author of four previous novels, including Starting Out in the Evening, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and was made into an acclaimed feature film, and A Window Across the River, which was a Book Club selection of the Today show. He teaches at New York University, the Bennington Writing Seminars, and Sarah Lawrence College, where he also directs the writing program. He lives in New York.

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Window Across the River 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been enjoying all three books by this author. Some of the best writing in these times. Alice Sebold had it right. This man can write.Couldn't put the book down. No wonder the reviews so far are so great.O Magazine, New Yorker, etc. As one newspaper review stated that if you haven't heard of Brian Morton thus far, you will.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Nora and Isaac are a curious pair of artists in love, out of love, and in love of truth, in capturing it in word and in image. 'A Window Across the River' is a powerful story of love and of art, which makes for a fascinating marriage. And missing my hometown of New York, I especially liked the setting. Morton does an exceptional job capturing its heart as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Morton's 'A Window Across the River,' was one of those books you didn't want to end. He has such a talent for detail. Bravo for writing from a female perspective with such clarity and truth.