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A widow for one year / John Irving.

A widow for one year / John Irving.
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ISBN 9780552997966 (paperback)
055299796X (paperback)
Author Irving, John, 1942- author.
Title A widow for one year / John Irving.
Publisher/Date London, England : Black Swan, 2010.
Pagination etc. 656 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents note Originally published: London: Bloomsbury, 1998.
Portrait on inside front cover.
Summary Note We first meet Ruth Cole in the summer of 1958 when she walks in on her mother having sex with 16-year-old Eddie O'Hare, the assistant to Ruth's alcoholic father. The death of Ruth's older brothers (years before she was born) turns her mother, Marion, into a zombie who is unable to love her surviving daughter. Ted Cole is a semisuccessful writer and illustrator of disturbingly creepy children's novels. His womanizing habits prove he's "as deceitful as a damaged condom," but he remains the only stable figure in Ruth's life. The tempestuous tale fast-forwards to the year 1990 when Ruth's soaring writing career is faring far better than her lackluster love life. The final segment of the novel ends in 1995 when 41-year-old Ruth is ready to fall in love for the first time.
Subject Love stories, American
Women novelists -- Fiction
Relationships -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
Women -- Fiction
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Romance fiction.
Shelf Location F IRVI
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