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A Widow for One Year: A Novel Author: John Irving
Title: A Widow for One Year: A Novel
ISBN: 0345469011
ISBN13: 978-0345469014
Other Formats: azw lit lrf mobi
Pages: 576 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (June 1, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1839 kb
Size EPUB version: 1819 kb
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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.