A Happy Marriage

Rafael Yglesias (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
August 10, 2010
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781439102312
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About the Author

Rafael Yglesias is an American novelist and screenwriter. He dropped out of high school upon publication of his first novel in 1972 at age seventeen. He was married to Margaret from 1977 until her death in 2004. He is the author of nine novels, including Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil and Fearless, which he adapted for the screen. He has two grown sons and lives in New York's Greenwich Village.

Reviews

"[A] devastatingly raw appraisal of a nearly 30-year marriage...heart-wrenching." -- Publishers Weekly
"Rafael Yglesias's novel -- long and graceful and written to display an intimacy wincingly believable -- is about life, itself, not just one particular marriage. As the book alternates between past and present, we grow, along with the characters: as they jump boundaries, so do we; as they resign themselves to a sad inevitability, we feel viscerally cornered, too. It's a punch-in-the-stomach book, but the sharpness forces us to open our eyes wide. Impressive." -- Ann Beattie, author of Follies
"Yglesias mixes passion and pain in this deep and searing story of love. With unflinching honesty, he reveals the resilience of the human spirit in the face of illness and loss." -- Jerome Groopman, author of How Doctors Think
"A profound deliberation on the nature of love, marriage and the process of dying.... A tour de force... [Yglesias] has found the novel of his life." -- Dinitia Smith, New York Times
"Maybe marriage is the oldest story in the world, but in Mr. Yglesias' tender, funny, rueful telling, the lifelong relationship is the story of life itself." -- The Wall Street Journal
"Surprising and deeply affecting... A very brave book indeed." -- Nancy Connors, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
"Brave ... instantly compelling." -- Scott Muskin, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Beautiful... Yglesias is a superb and courageous writer.... [A] riveting portrait of enduring love, with all its grand imperfections." -- Karen Karbo, Bookforum
"Poignant and heartbreaking.... Anyone in a relationship will be able to relate."--Craig Wilson, USA Today
"Enrique and Margaret are anything but common, distinct both as characters and in the endurance of their love."--Malena Watrous, New York Times Book Review