Disobedience : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Hamilton, Jane

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Chicago private school student Henry stumbles onto the e-mail account he set up for his mother and inadvertently discovers she is having an affair with a violin maker wholly different from Henrys socialist history teacher father. By the author of A Map of the World and The Book of Ruth. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. *Author: Hamilton, Jane *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2001/03/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385720465
SKU 30760836
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0385720467
Release Date 3/1/2001
Author Info
Jane Hamilton
Jane Hamilton is not only a novelist; she has spent a great deal of time at a working orchard in Wisconsin--and has said that both aspects of her life are important to her. A voracious reader as a teenager, she has always, as she says, read for "a writer's wisdom, his invention, his grace, his penetrating gaze, his fluid sentences, his sense of humor." Her own fiction has received many awards. Her first novel, THE BOOK OF RUTH, was awarded the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Fiction, and several of her subsequent books have been bestsellers.
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"Imagine Hamlet sneaking into Gertrude's e-mail account to read her mash notes to Claudius, and you pretty much have the setup of Jane Hamilton's new novel, DISOBEDIENCE. Shakespeare made a mother's sex life the stuff of tragedy, but not every tale of unhappy families has the kick of HAMLET, these days especially. Novelists ought to learn that throwing some adultery and family dysfunction into a story isn't enough to guarantee a good read."
"...Henry tempers his bitterness with moments of preternaturally sophisticated understanding. In short, Henry's voice is uneven....In spite of moments of close observation and astute commentary..., there remains an inertness at the center of DISOBEDIENCE....Surely one of the joys of novels about epistolary romances is to read the letters themselves....Beth and Richard as a couple remain mostly offstage, which has the unhappy consequence of making their affair ordinary--the least compelling element in this warm, humane examination of the privileges and pitfalls of American family life."
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Annotation When Henry, the 17-year-old son in a happy family, accesses his mother's e-mail, he discovers that she is having an affair. Ten years later, he tries to untangle the web of events that the discovery precipitates. A New York Times Notable Book for the year 2000.
Editors Note Chicago private school student Henry stumbles onto the e-mail account he set up for his mother and inadvertently discovers she is having an affair with a violin maker wholly different from Henry's socialist history teacher father. By the author of A Map of the World and The Book of Ruth.
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Number of Pages 0288
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