“The memory starts here, in my apron pocket, with the gun.”
So begins The Doctor’s Wife,
a stunning debut novel about four people and the cataclysmic
intersection of their lives. Michael is a rising OB/GYN at a prominent
private practice in Albany, New York; he also moonlights at a local
women’s health clinic. But Annie, his wife, has become tired of her
workaholic husband’s absences, and the soccer-mom lifestyle has worn
thin. She begins a passionate love affair with bad-boy, fading celebrity
painter Simon Haas—an affair that quickly goes awry when Simon’s wife
Lydia, who is also the model upon whom he built his career, discovers
Abortion, local evangelism, marital
disenchantment, and the rifts of social class: Brundage takes on the
fault lines of our era with a deft hand.
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