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Author McGrath, Patrick, 1950-

Title Constance : a novel / Patrick McGrath.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FICTION MCGRATH    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC MCGRATH    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 229 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "The cool, beautiful Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan in the early 1960s. At a literary party, she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior. Sidney is a single father with a poor marital record, and he pursues Constance with relentless determination. Eventually she surrenders, accepts his marriage proposal, and moves, with some dread, into his dark, book-filled apartment. She can't settle in. She's tortured by memories of the bitterly unhappy childhood she spent with her father in a dilapidated house upstate. When she learns devastating new information about that past, Constance's fragile psyche suffers a profound shock. Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely"
Subject Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Spouses -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
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