A Widow For One Year
John Irving
Knopf (Canada) (1998)
For Sale
Fantasy, Speculative Fiction
Fiction / General, Fiction / Literary
Hardcover with Dustcover 9780676970807
Canada  English
Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten. Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life. When we first meet her--on Long Island, in the summer of 1958--Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth's life opens in the fall of 1990, when Ruth is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. She distrusts her judgment in men, for good reason. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She's about to fall in love for the first time. Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3559.R8 W53 1998
Dewey 813 .54
Paper Type Deckle Edge
No. of Pages 537
Height x Width 9.5 x 6.5  inch
Original Country Canada
Original Language English
Personal Details
Read It No
Location S-41
Current Value $10.00
Condition Fine
Owner TH
Image Notes
Book Weight (grams) 970
Inventory ID B-1818
Small dent top of pages 291 - 310. Photo is actual scan of book.