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The Story of a Marriage

Andrew Sean Greer

The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer is a heartbreakingly beautiful love story full of secrets and astonishments set, in the changing world of 1950s San Francisco.

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less.

‘A riveting and fascinating novel full of stunning observations and brilliant moments of truth and sympathy.’ Colm Tóibín

It is 1953, and in San Francisco Pearlie, a dutiful housewife, finds herself caring for both her husband’s fragile health and her polio-afflicted son. Then one morning someone from her husband’s past appears on their doorstep. His arrival throws all the certainties by which Pearlie has lived into doubt, and is brought face to face with the desperate measures people are prepared to take to escape the confines of their lives.

Andrew SeanGreer

Andrew Sean Greer is the author of the novels: The Story of a Marriage, The Confessions of Max Tivoli, and The Path of Minor Planets, as well as the story collection How It Was for Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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