Tennis has been Willy Novinsky's one love ever since she first picked up a racquet at the age of four. A middle-ranked pro at twenty-three, she's met her match in Eric Oberdorf, a low-ranked, untested Princeton grad who also intends to make his mark on the international tennis circuit. Eric becomes Willy's first passion off the court, and eventually they marry. But while wedded life begins well, full-tilt competition soon puts a strain on their relationship—and an unexpected accident sends driven and gifted Willy sliding irrevocably toward resentment, tragedy, and despair.
From acclaimed author Lionel Shriver comes a brilliant and unflinching novel about the devastating cost of prizing achievement over love.
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Double Fault by Lionel Shriver 336pp, Serpent's Tail, £10.99 Lionel Shriver had written six novels before We Need to Talk About Kevin won the Orange prize last year, finally bringing the kind of attention and acclaim that had eluded her for so long.May 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Double Fault
Double Fault by Lionel Shriver Serpent's Tail £10.99, pp342 Because of the furore surrounding last year's Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin, her novel about the relationship between a mother and her spree-killing son, anything Lionel Shriver publishes promises to be a literary event.May 07 2006 | Read Full Review of Double Fault
In her sixth novel, Shriver (The Female of the Species) has imagined a credible marriage crisis: when Wilhelmina (Willy) Novinski and Eric Oberdorf meet, Willy already has standing in the ranks of pro tennis, and Eric, fresh out of Princeton, is scrambling to organize his ascent.| Read Full Review of Double Fault
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