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Tony and Susan

Now the major motion picture Nocturnal Animals

By Austin M. Wright

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Format: Paperback, 384 pages, Open Market Edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 July 2011
Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield. One day, comfortable in her home, and her second marriage, she receives, entirely out of the blue, a parcel containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of his character Tony Hastings, a maths professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, so are we. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life. Tony and Susan is a dazzling achievement: simultaneously a riveting portrayal of the experience of reading and a page-turning thriller, written in startlingly arresting prose. It is also a novel about fear and regret, revenge and aging, marriage and creativity. It is simply unique.

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A lost masterpiece of American fiction: a dazzling, eerie, riveting novel of reading and writing, fear and regret, blood and revenge... 'Absorbing, terrifying, beautiful and appalling. I loved it... Unforgettable.' Ruth Rendell

About the Author

Austin M. Wright was born in New York in 1922. He was a novelist and academic. He lived with his wife and daughters in Cincinnati, and died in 2003 at the age of eighty.

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"'Absorbing, terrifying, beautiful and appalling. I loved it... Unforgettable.' Ruth Rendell"

EAN: 9781848878075
ISBN: 1848878079
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.1 x 2.4 centimeters (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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