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The Garrick year: a novel

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From the Golden PEN Award-winning author: A "well-written, entertaining" dark comedy of a marriage on the rocks in 1960s London (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times ). Emma and David Evans seem to have a perfect life. He's a handsome and successful Welsh actor; she's a sometimes model, soon-to-be television news anchor, and full-time mother. But all is not well under the surface. She's impatient and choked by domesticity; he's narcissistic and unfaithful. Between the two of them is a privately combative marriage that has fed their want of drama. Then David relocates the family from their London home to provincial Hereford, where he's to star in two plays during the city's festival season. It's here, far removed from the highbrow stimulation of the city, that Emma's resentment of David--his long hours, his expectations, his ego--finally boils over. Bored and lonely, she falls into the arms of the theater's director, an indiscretion that triggers a series of surprises neither Emma nor David could have foreseen. Narrated by a complicated, fascinating, and fiercely intelligent woman at the end of her rope, The Garrick Year is "a witty, beautiful novel . . . written with extraordinary art" ( The New York Times ). "[A] romantic novel about actors and the theatre and marriage and sex and babies . . . deliciously bitter . . . so alive." -- The New Yorker "Unsparing . . . a very knowing, diverting entertainment." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Full title garrick year
Author drabble margaret
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display_description From the outside, Emma and David Evans have a perfect life. Emma is a sometimes-model, full-time mother, and sharply observant. David is a successful actor, who relocated the family from their London home to provincial Hereford, where he's billed to star in two plays during the city's festival season. But all is not well under the surface and it is here, far-removed from the high-brow stimulation of London, that Emma's resentment of David-his long hours at work, his expectation that she stay home with their children, his many infidelities-boils over. Bored and lonely, she falls into the arms of David's director, Wyndham Farrar, who is bewitched by his stubborn, stunning new lover. In The Garrick Year, Margaret Drabble has brilliantly painted a complicated, fascinating woman, and "her portrait of Emma is to the life" (The New Yorker).
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subject_facet Actors -- England -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, Wives -- England -- Fiction
title_display The Garrick year
title_full The Garrick year / Margaret Drabble, The Garrick year : a novel [electronic resource] / Margaret Drabble
title_short The Garrick year
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topic_facet Actors, Electronic books, Wives