A Widow for One Year Paperback
by John Irving
'One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole awoke to the sound of lovemaking - it was coming from her parents' bedroom'.
This is the story of Ruth Cole. It is told in three parts: on Long Island, in the summer of 1958, when she is only four; in 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career; and, in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.
She's also about to fall in love for the first time...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 656 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/03/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552997966
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Review by wyvernfriend
I realised as I opened this book that parts of it are set in Amsterdam, which was funny as I was heading for Amsterdam when I opened this. Kinda pretentious and wordy it could have been a better story if the author wasn't too busy trying to psychoanalyse the characters.