The Physics of Sunset by Jane Vandenburgh
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From the author hailed by Newsweek as "a writer of great daring and skill to match" comes a brilliant, wholly original novel about the freedoms and imprisonments of desire. The Physics of Sunset is a spellbinding and fearlessly accurate portrait of the complex erotics of modern married life.

About Jane Vandenburgh

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Jane Vandenburgh is the award-winning author of two novels, Failure to Zigzag and The Physics of Sunset, as well as Architecture of the Novel, A Writer's Handbook and The Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century, A Memoir. She has taught writing and literature at U. C. Davis, the George Washington University, and, most recently, at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Callfornia. A native of Berkeley, she has returned to live with her family in the West, and with Wayne Thiebaud, her new dog.
Published May 10, 2001 by Counterpoint. 295 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Coming after her cool dissection of several couples' marriages and her wickedly acerbic portraits of the cultural scene, Vandenburgh's depiction, in the last third of the novel, of Anna and Alec's affair is searing and poignant.

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A- Originally posted Jul 16, 1999 Published in issue #494 Jul 16, 1999 Order article reprints

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Interfaith Family

Vandenburgh depicts how, as a young man, Alec had already left the Jewish world of Queens, and his parents, far behind, by moving West, marrying his non-Jewish wife Gina, and aspiring to secure a place among the WASP architects in academia.

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