Silver by Hilma Wolitzer

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Silver revisits Paulette and Howard, the couple introduced in In the Flesh, and a marriage, once miraculously mended, faces its end again
Paulette has decided to leave her husband. As the twenty-fifth anniversary of their hasty marriage nears, the thought of another year sleeping alongside Howard feels suffocating. Though they were happy years ago, he has always resented her for trapping him with her pregnancy, forcing him—as he sees it—into married life and the end of his youthful fun. They have both been unfaithful, and the wounds of their past indiscretions have never fully healed. And so she’s made the decision to leave him—but her plans are derailed when Howard suffers a sudden heart attack. Thrown into action by Howard’s fragile health, Paulette must decide whose survival is more important. He may not live through her desertion, but can she give up her determination for a new beginning? In Silver, Hilma Wolitzer delivers a sensitive, thought-provoking, and startlingly frank novel of old ties and the yearning to start again.
 

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Hilma Wolitzer is the author of several novels, including Hearts, Ending, and Tunnel of Love," "as well as the nonfiction book The Company of Writers. She is a recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa, New York University, and Columbia University. Hilma Wolitzer lives in New York City. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by Open Road Media. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Delightful, warmhearted Wolitzer (In the Palomar Arms, 1983; Hearts, 1980; etc.) is back in full, sweet, sad, comic force with a sequel to In the Flesh, her widely admired 1977 novel about the perils of young married life.

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