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Author:  Lily/ Caruso Tuck Read By:  Barbara Caruso
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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1611746191
ISBN-13: 9781611746198
Sku: 223384592
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.75H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  3
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In her first novel since winning the National Book Award, Lily Tuck delivers an elegant tour-de-force portrait ofa forty-three-year marriage.
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Follows the vigil of Nina at the deathbed of her husband, Philip, during which she remembers defining moments in their marriage while considering the life she imagined and their prospects for a shared afterlife.
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Tragedy strikes simply in Lily Truck's novel I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS. While Nina cooks the chicken and potatoes and makes the salad for their dinner, Philip dies quietly on the bed. They have lived and loved together for years and years. Their lives are completely intertwined, so how does Nina even begin to consider her life without him? Truck explores Nina's grief in a fragmented way, as the widow thinks back, in bits and pieces, in wisps and gasps, through her memories of her life with Philip. She recalls how they met; their evolving sex life; how they became parents; and how they each struggled to understand each other and their own careers, she as an artist, and he as a mathematician. This is Truck's fifth novel, and yet she approaches her story with an openness and rawness that befits such a complex subject. Truck shares Nina's story of her marriage with a sure and never heavy hand.

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"[I]n Lily Tuck's fifth novel...the texture of memory is delicate, broken, random. It flouts sequential time and juxtaposes the important with the trivial. Grief is complicated. Practical thoughts intrude on mourning." - Colin Thubron 09/16/2011

"In a way, I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS is like the corpse upstairs in Nina's house. It weighs; it is deeply sad....But it will also remind you that...at least in human hearts--the dead do have the power to be whole again." - Marie Arana 09/30/2011

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