Strange Fits of Passion

Strange Fits of Passion

Book - 1991
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A labyrinthine tale of truth and deception from acclaimed novelist Anita Shreve Everyone believes that Maureen and Harrold English, two successful New York City journalists, have a happy, stable marriage. It's the early '70s and no one discusses or even suspects domestic abuse. But after Maureen suffers another brutal beating, she flees with her infant daughter to a coastal town in Maine. The weeks pass slowly, and just as Maureen begins to settle into her new life and new identity, Harrold reappears, bringing the story to a violent, unforgettable climax.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780156031394
9780151857609
0151857601
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 18, 2016

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nipper
Sep 16, 2012

good book.....i liked the writing style.....woman leaves abusive marriage with her child and hides in a small town...

FRANCYNE PELCHAR Apr 30, 2012

While predictable in many ways, this book has a sterling strength: it offers clear insight into why a battered woman, especially an educated professional would remain so long in that situation. The author does not attempt to psychoanalyze the character but allows her story to unfold. The book is set in the early 70ies and reflects the attitudes/assumptions about domestic violence of that time.

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