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They married young. They were in love and desired independence. But as middle-age and family obligations set in, their marital vows lost meaning. When he left, she felt gripped by rage. He moved to Rome and met a younger woman. She stayed with the kids in Naples, a city from which she felt a growing estrangement. But the inescapable ties that bind us can be tenacious, stronger even than both the wounds inflicted by abandonment and the desire for freedom. Can betrayal ever be swept under the carpet? A powerful short novel about the ties that bind, and mark us indelibly.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2017
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781609453855
Branch Call Number: FIC STARNON 2017
Characteristics: 150 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lahiri, Jhumpa


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Apr 20, 2017

What a fabulously written story - a story that could be any family of four living the progression of years with the push and pull of the nuclear dynamics. The metaphor of ties is real, as in shoelaces, and in familial ties, ties to one's desires, ties to one's past. Simple narrative with deep, flowing meaning.


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