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Extended Audio Sample The Story of a Marriage: A Novel (Unabridged), by Andrew Sean Greer
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,426 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Sean Greer Narrator: S. Epatha Merkerson Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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We think we know the ones we love. So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship: how we can ever truly know another person.

It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband's fragile health but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep and everything changes. All the certainties by which Pearlie has lived and tried to protect her family are thrown into doubt. Does she know her husband at all? And what does the stranger want in return for his offer of a hundred thousand dollars? For six months in 1953 young Pearlie Cook struggles to understand the world around her, and most especially her husband, Holland.

Pearlie's story is a meditation not only on love but also on the effects of war, with one war recently over and another coming to a close. Set in a climate of fear and repression - political, sexual, and racial - The Story of a Marriage portrays three people trapped by the confines of their era, and the desperate measures they are prepared to take to escape it. Lyrical and surprising, The Story of a Marriage looks back at a period that we tend to misremember as one of innocence and simplicity. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Teryl | 2/20/2014

    " I liked it and he writes really well. I wonder how many couples suffer in potentially wonderful relationships because of lack of communication. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jean | 2/18/2014

    " WOW!!!I can see how his book has gotten such good reviews. It lived up to those high praises. It was full of surprises and kept me reading long into the night. It certainly has book group discussion written all over it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcie | 2/13/2014

    " About the 50's, aftermath of WWII, Korean War, marriage, knowing someone else, etc., etc. Was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Helen | 2/9/2014

    " Good and easy read for an airplane ride. More like a short story that became a nice little book. "

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