Evening Would Find Me by Katie Estill

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In Katie Estill's beautifully written and riveting first novel, the young American protagonist, Sylvia, grieving over the death of her mother, flees to Greece to begin a new life. In Athens, in a vividly described cityscape, she meets a seductive Greek couple, the painter Ari and his beautiful, though schizophrenic young wife, Althea. Sylvia and Ari eventually become lovers. For Sylvia, the affair brings one revelation after another and draws her into a relationship with her lover's wife, whom she alternatively resents, loves, and attempts to protect. In a powerful and haunting climax, the three become irrevocably bound together in death and in life. Evening Would Find Me is both a love story and a portrait of the artist as a young woman.
 

About Katie Estill

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KATIE ESTILL is a graduate of Kenyon College and has an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ ' Workshop. Her first novel, "Evening Would Find Me," was published by Joyce Carol Oates’ s' Ontario Review Press.   She lives in the Ozarks with her husband, novelist Daniel Woodrell.
 
Published May 1, 2000 by Ontario Review Press. 175 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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So the ill-starred trio drift through a series of picture-postcard backdrops—punctuated by Sylvia’s gently lacerating memories of her mother and her continued fascination with her late father’s acquaintance, celebrated Death Row inmate Dr. Sam Sheppard—as the lovers slowly acknowledge that Althea...

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Inexplicably drawn to this passionate, complicated couple, Sylvia becomes Ari's lover and Althea's confidante and protector, emotionally intimate with both husband and wife.

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