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Becoming Strangers

by Louise Dean

Becoming Strangers
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    Jan 2006, 320 pages
    Jan 2007, 320 pages

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A book that is poignant, often funny and unexpectedly redemptive. First novel

From the book jacket: After more than half a century of marriage, Dorothy and George are embarking on their first journey abroad together. Three decades younger, Jan and Annemieke are taking their last, as illness and incompatibility bring their unhappy union to an end. At first the luxury of a Caribbean resort is no match for the well-worn patterns of domestic life. Then the couples' paths cross, and a series of surprises ensues - a disappearance and an assault, most dramatically, but also a teapot tempest of passions, slights, misunderstandings, and small awakenings that punctuate a week in which each pair struggles to come to terms with what's been keeping them apart.

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