It is surely many an urbanite’s fantasy: Augusta (”Gus”), a painter, and Owen, a writer, have inherited enough money to move to the country, where they plan to live quietly, devoted to their art. Gus, who narrates the novel, is unflinching in her descriptions of the drama that erupts when a single woman takes up residence next door and becomes entangled in their lives, exposing the damage an earlier infidelity inflicted on their marriage. Black — a prizewinning short-story writer — writes assuredly and gracefully, and her examination of a complicated relationship is as riveting as it is occasionally heartbreaking. A-
Life DrawingIt is surely many an urbanite's fantasy: Augusta (''Gus''), a painter, and Owen, a writer, have inherited enough money to move to the country, where they...Life DrawingFictionRobin BlackIt is surely many an urbanite's fantasy: Augusta (''Gus''), a painter, and Owen, a writer, have inherited enough money to move to the country, where they...2014-08-07Random House
LIFE DRAWING Robin Black
Genre: Fiction; Author: Robin Black; Publisher: Random House
Posted August 7 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT
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