|Author: Cathi Hanauer|
|From the editor of the "New York Times"-bestselling essay anthology "The Bitch in the House" and the novel "Sweet Ruin" comes a compelling domestic drama about a woman who must hold her family together after her husband disappears.|
From the Publisher:
From the editor of the New York Times bestselling essay anthology The Bitch in the House and the novel Sweet Ruin comes a compelling domestic drama about a woman who must hold her family together after her husband disappears.It is every woman's nightmare?or fondest dream. Her husband leaves to drive the babysitter home and doesn't return. Thus begins Gone, Cathi Hanauer's sexy, tension-filled new novel.
For the past fourteen years, Eve Adams has worked part-time while raising her two children and emotionally supporting her sculptor husband, Eric, through his early fame and success. Now, at forty-two, she suddenly finds herself with a growing career of her own?even as Eric's career sinks deeper into the slump it slipped into a few years ago.
After a dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate Eve's success, Eric drives the babysitter home and, simply, doesn't come back. Eve must now shift the family in possibly irreparable ways, forcing her to realize that competence in one area of life doesn't always keep things from unraveling in another.
Gone is a novel about change and about redefining, in middle age, everything from one's marriage to one's career to one's role as a best friend, parent, and spouse. It is a novel about passion and forgiveness and knowing when to let something go and when to fight to hold onto it; about learning to say goodbye?but, if you're lucky, not forever.