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Two Marriages by Phillip Lopate
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Dec 19, 2008

it was ok
Read in December, 2008

I was given this book as a gift and found it disappointing. The first novella, "The Stoic's Marriage," is about a lonely man's marriage to a younger Filipino woman who was his dying mother's nurse. Her portrayal struck me as cliched and insulting. A better book on a similar subject is "The Sugar Mother" by Elizabeth Jolley. The second novel consisted almost entirely of dialogue between a mature couple on their second marriage...it was like a philosophical dialogue passing itself off as fiction.

There are a lot of better books out there!
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