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Lucy Crown by Irwin Shaw
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Aug 02, 2007

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bookshelves: fiction, marital-infidelity, new-york
Read in May, 2007

Lucy and Oliver Crown's marriage goes on the rocks when their thirteen-year-old son, Tony, catches mama in bed with another man. Somehow they all manage to be so hurt that no clear communication or reconciliation is possible for the next thirty years. A bit melodramatic, but well written, so almost believable even though I failed to understand Lucy's motivation at some deep level. Why was she so weak willed? It seemed like she was hysterical and I don't think that was what Shaw intended me to think. Ultimately I wonder if he really understood his character at all. Trashy and riveting at the same time.
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