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ISBN: 9780312243029240 Pages
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A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood.
In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf's last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family.
Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham's most remarkable achievement to date.
Pulitzer Prize Winner, PEN/Faulkner Award Winner, ALA Notable Books - Winner, Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee, Boston Book Review - Nominee, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Nominee, Lambda Literary Award - Nominee, National Book Critics Circle Awards - Nominee, Triangle Awards - Winner, ALA Stonewall Book Award - Winner
Excerpt from The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Copyright © 1998 by Michael Cunningham. To be published in November, 1998 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC. All rights reserved.
She hurries from the house, wearing a coat too heavy for...
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