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The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
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Mar 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, recommend
Read from March 16 to 18, 2012

I enjoyed this book tremendously. The author does a wonderful job of not only capturing marriage but also of how we live our lives with others, never seeing those people for who they truly are, all along being misunderstood ourselves. It also beautifully captures the atmosphere of draft-time and war. Don't read anything about this book as there are twists that are better enjoyed as the book unfolds.

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Andrew Sean Greer
“A lover exists only in fragments, a dozen or so if the romance is new, a thousand if we're married to him, and out of those fragments our heart constructs an entire person. What we each create, since whatever is missing is filled by our imagination, is the person we wish him to be. The less we know him, of course, the more we love him. And that's why we always remember that first rapturous night when he was a stranger, and why this rapture returns only when he's dead.”
Andrew Sean Greer, The Story of a Marriage

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