Her husband's hand is growing cold, so is the dinner Nina left downstairs while she holds vigil with her husband Philip's dead body. These are the practical, current realities that underpin Lily Tuck's novel. But although the framing narrative takes place in the course of a single night, Tuck manages, in just over two hundred pages, to tell the powerful and inspiring story of a long, fruitful marriage in all its strength and fragility.
Even as Nina contemplates the unthinkable - a life without her beloved husband - she recollects their first meeting, when they were both young and living in Paris, a world away from their native Massachusetts. "At the beginning, she makes a point to be difficult. She does not intend to be an easy conquest. She does not want to fall in love yet."
But fall in love, of course, she does - a love that survived affairs and tragedies and raising a daughter ...
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