Anne Ellis is content to live mostly apart from her husband of twenty-three years, celebrated writer Jay Ellis. Wounded by his affairs, she has retreated to a secluded seaside home in northern California. But this peaceful existent is shattered by the arrival of her husband's most recent lover -- twenty-year-old Ellen Cassidy, spurned and confused, has come to see the woman Jay always returns to. With the brutal, unrelenting honesty of youth, Ellen invades Anne's life, forcing her to tell her story. Entering this walled-up existence, Ellen attacks, retreats, then returns again to broach Anne's jealously guarded emotions, making her face the reality of a past filled with missed opportunities and a present holding contentment but not happiness. Yet through her siege, Ellen discovers much about herself: a young heart that pines not so much over a lost lover as over the terrible feeling of being without love. In the end, the two form a friendship that is as strong and enduring as any in their lives. --inside flap copy
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060916907
Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060916907
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