Oh William! A Novel

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Oh William! A Novel by Strout, Elizabeth, 9780812989434
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  • ISBN: 9780812989434 | 0812989430
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/19/2021

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author traces the enduring bond between a divorced couple, in a poignant novel about love, loss, and the family secrets that can erupt and bewilder us at any point in life.

Through her "careful words and reverberating silences" (The New York Times), Elizabeth Strout has long captured readers' hearts with her spare, exquisite insights on family, relationships, and loss. And never has her "perfect attunement to the human condition" (Hilary Mantel) been so evident as in these pages, as Strout's iconic heroine Lucy Barton, of My Name Is Lucy Barton, recounts her complex, tender relationship with William, her first husband--and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidant. Recalling their college years, through the birth of their daughters, the painful dissolution of their marriage, and the lives they built with other people, Strout weaves a portrait, stunning in its subtlety, of a decades-long partnership.

A masterful exploration of human empathy, Oh William! captures the joy and pain of watching children grow up and start families of their own; of discovering family secrets, late in life, that rearrange everything we think we know about those closest to us; and the way people live and love, despite the variety of obstacles we face in doing so. And at the heart of this story is the unforgettable, indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who once again offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. "This is the way of life," Lucy says. "The many things we do not know until it is too late."

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