A Happy Marriage: A Novel

A Happy Marriage: A Novel

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  • A Happy Marriage is both intimate and expansive: It is the story of Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret, a novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and the final months of Margaret's life as she says good-bye to her family, friends, and children -- and to Enrique. Spanning thirty years, this achingly honest story is about what it means for two people to spend a lifetime together -- and what makes a happy marriage.

    Yglesias's career as a novelist began in 1970 when he wrote an autobiographical novel at sixteen, hailed by critics for its stunning and revelatory depiction of adolescence. A Happy Marriage, his first work of fiction in thirteen years, was inspired by his relationship with his wife, Margaret, who died in 2004. Bold, elegiac, and emotionally suspenseful, even though we know what happens, Yglesias's beautiful novel will break every reader's heart -- while encouraging all of us with its clear-eyed evocation of the enduring value of marriage.

    The New York Times - Dinitia Smith

    Rafael Yglesias has transformed the story of his life and that of his wife, Margaret Joskow, who died in 2004, into a profound deliberation on the nature of love, marriage and the process of dying.

  • Author: Yglesias, Rafael.
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Pages: 384
  • Publication Date: 2009-07-07T00:00:01Z
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • MSRP: 26
  • ISBN13: 9781439102305
  • ISBN: 1439102309
  • Language: en_US
  • Quality Rating: 1
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