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08 September 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
'One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Almost every line glows with even-handed wisdom - a superb novel, beautifully put together' DAILY MAIL 'An invaluably moving book' JULIET NICOLSON 'One to read first for the story and then to re-read at leisure and marvel at how real these people feel' ERIN KELLY 'Penetrating, intelligent, humane, funny too ... Smart and powerfully alive' TESSA HADLEY Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right.

Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham's first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them.

Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it?

A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller's place among the greatest writers at work in America today.
By:   Sue Miller
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   374g
ISBN:   9781526618948
ISBN 10:   152661894X
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   08 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sue Miller was born in Chicago in 1943. She is the bestselling author of ten previous novels including The Good Mother, The Distinguished Guest, the Oprah Book Club selection While I Was Gone, Lost in the Forest, the Richard & Judy choice The Senator's Wife, The Lake Shore Limited, The Arsonist and the acclaimed memoir The Story of My Father. Her books have been published in 22 countries and she has been awarded a Guggenheim and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. Sue Miller lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reviews for Monogamy

It was such a pleasure to read the work of someone so talented at the very peak of their powers - it is elegant, assured, captivating and devastating, and it's one of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read. Annie filled my head and my heart - this book will stay with me forever -- Daisy Buchanan A poignant page-turner, delving deep into our most intimate relationships * Evening Standard * Miller explores the aftermath of bereavement, in a patient, grown-up style that nonetheless refuses to deny us the thrill of late twists and revelations. Almost every line glows with even handed wisdom - a superb novel, beautifully put together * Daily Mail * Oh my goodness with what exquisite truth Sue Miller writes. The intimacies and doubts and emotion-swerving relationship that IS marriage, that emotional snakes and ladders, tamed during the day but unleashed in the middle of the night ,were skewered with such perfect insight. I was completely wrapped up in the beautifully, and often so tenderly observed rollercoaster of grief. An invaluably moving book -- Juliet Nicolson Subtle, luxurious pleasure. Bliss -- Cressida Connolly Penetrating, intelligent, humane, funny too ... Smart and powerfully alive -- Tessa Hadley In her latest spellbinding read, Sue Miller pulls back the curtain of idealism that has been shielding a complex relationship from scrutiny ... Heart-wrenching and absorbing * Woman & Home * Ambitions, stumbles and fears - of being too honest, or too cold - all surface as they face perhaps the worst that can happen to a couple * Sainsbury's Magazine * Miller invests her protagonists with such humanity, you care for even the most flawed of them * Saga * So many books are written about the early days of marriage but few authors capture what it is to see it through to the bitter end ... One to read first for the story and then to re-read at leisure and marvel at how real these people feel -- Erin Kelly Miller is concerned with deeper mysteries of human motivation ... A writer with an uncanny compass for the contrary * Sunday Telegraph * Miller's thoughtful, searching prose fills in all the background details, and her vivid characters are utterly believable. Brilliant * The Times * An eloquent chronicler of the complexities of ordinary relationships, whose informal language belies the depths of her insights ... Miller nails the contradictory emotions and desires that are responsible for people so often bypassing the seemingly easy road to happiness * Independent * Miller writes with grace and poise, crafting an examination of love and loss that is both understated and emotionally charged * Guardian * Miller writes with tremendous subtlety and perception * Daily Mail * Full of Ms. Miller's signature intelligence about people caught between moral responsibility and a hunger for self-realisation * New York Times * Sue Miller's writing, while never showy, builds an honest, elegant world around the reader -- Sadie Jones Fiction so rich, so thoughtful, so absorbing that reading it is like experiencing the passage in our own lives * Los Angeles Times *

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