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A Happy Marriage: A Novel
by Rafael Yglesias

Published: 2009-07-07
Hardcover : 384 pages
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A Happy Marriage is both intimate and expansive: It is the story of Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret, a novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and the final months of Margaret's life as she says good-bye to her family, friends, ...
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(A Happy Marriage is both intimate and expansive: It is the story of Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret, a novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and the final months of Margaret's life as she says good-bye to her family, friends, and children -- and to Enrique. Spanning thirty years, this achingly honest story is about what it means for two people to spend a lifetime together -- and what makes a happy marriage.

Yglesias's career as a novelist began in 1970 when he wrote an autobiographical novel at sixteen, hailed by critics for its stunning and revelatory depiction of adolescence. A Happy Marriage, his first work of fiction in thirteen years, was inspired by his relationship with his wife, Margaret, who died in 2004. Bold, elegiac, and emotionally suspenseful, even though we know what happens, Yglesias's beautiful novel will break every reader's heart -- while encouraging all of us with its clear-eyed evocation of the enduring value of marriage.

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  "a happy marriage"by holland (see profile) 01/15/11

a beautifully written story which rings with truth.

 
  "You will love A Happy Marriage"by laurajohnson (see profile) 10/28/10

This is a unique book in that it alternates chapters about the couple's courtship and the end of the couple's marriage. I know it doesn't sound like it... but it really works. This was a can't put it down... (read more)

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