Based upon what could really be a depressing premise: sitting by your husband’s bedside where he has unexpectedly died after arriving home from work and going up to rest. Nina sits vigil through the night and remembers snippets and memories of a long-term marriage: the joys, deceptions, intimacies and trust that make up the life they shared. “A rare and elegant affirmation of the transcendence of love.”
Lily Tuck is a National Book Award winner known for her spare and lean writing. It is a tender look that draws you into someone else’s life from which you emerge feeling surprisingly hopeful and content. It is not romance ‘genre’, nor is it corny or maudlin; it is literary fiction of a lovely sentiment. Exceptional.
Recommend for adults.