State of the Union by Douglas Kennedy

State of the Union

Douglas Kennedy

Beware what you wish for. Opting for a quiet life is just begging for the unexpected to set you off course. One indiscretion and Hannah's life is no longer a safe, secure though frustratingly dull haven. This is a compulsive page-turner with the added bonus of a fascinatingly real background of radical politics in post sixties America.

Extract

There are times when I feel as if I am simply some cardboard cut-out, being moved from place to place, day in, day out, I told Margy during one of our weekly phone calls. And I don't know how to break out of this, except by doing something drastic, which would mean creating havoc. I have no choice but to continue acting out this damn role I'm in.

Parallels
  • The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
  • The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
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