9780865475892

Cleaving: Story of a Marriage

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ISBN 10: 086547589X / 0-86547-589-X
ISBN 13: 9780865475892
Publisher: North Point Pr
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
The triumph of this haunting book, which succumbs to neither sentimentality nor cynicism, is its portrayal of the unpredictable eddying of passion through the institution that enshrines but cannot contain it.

Review:
"Although CLEAVING traces a familiar narrative path--from hedonism to religious conversion--the fascination it exerts is fresh."

Polly Alison Morrice, New York Times Book Review, 08/22/1999

 

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Book Description: North Point Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised and Rev. 200 x 129 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Marriage is like a rain forest, Vicki Covington writes in Cleaving. The story of a marriage contains all that grows in the canopy, all that is visible from an aerial, or public, view. The understory of a marriage is the place where . . . we struggle, fight, and conceive. It s the place where compost is made, where anything can grow, including forgiveness. Told in the authors alternating voices, Cleaving is both the story and the understory of a marriage. Childhood acquaintances, Vicki and Dennis meet again in their twenties and wed. they promise each other nothing and get more than they d bargained for: alcoholism, infidelity, infertility, uncertainty. tumult gives way to sobriety, parenthood, and meaningful work, but a yearning remains. In a quest to root themselves in the larger world, they embark on a mission to dig water wells in Central America, assuaging a spiritual thirst by addressing a practical need. Yet even this is part of the story-the visible, overarching canopy-of the marriage. The understory-and the triumph of this haunting book, which is neither sentimental nor cynical-is its portrayal of the eddying of passion through the institution that enshrines but cannot contain it. A soulful and unsparing portrait of the forces that threaten-and sustain-a relationship over time. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780865475892

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Book Description: North Point Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised and Rev. 200 x 129 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Marriage is like a rain forest, Vicki Covington writes in Cleaving. The story of a marriage contains all that grows in the canopy, all that is visible from an aerial, or public, view. The understory of a marriage is the place where . . . we struggle, fight, and conceive. It s the place where compost is made, where anything can grow, including forgiveness. Told in the authors alternating voices, Cleaving is both the story and the understory of a marriage. Childhood acquaintances, Vicki and Dennis meet again in their twenties and wed. they promise each other nothing and get more than they d bargained for: alcoholism, infidelity, infertility, uncertainty. tumult gives way to sobriety, parenthood, and meaningful work, but a yearning remains. In a quest to root themselves in the larger world, they embark on a mission to dig water wells in Central America, assuaging a spiritual thirst by addressing a practical need. Yet even this is part of the story-the visible, overarching canopy-of the marriage. The understory-and the triumph of this haunting book, which is neither sentimental nor cynical-is its portrayal of the eddying of passion through the institution that enshrines but cannot contain it. A soulful and unsparing portrait of the forces that threaten-and sustain-a relationship over time. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780865475892

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. Marriage is like a rain forest, Vicki Covington writes in Cleaving. The story of a marriage contains all that grows in the canopy, all that is visible from an aerial, or public, view. The understory of a marriage is the place where . . . we struggle, fight, and conceive. Its the place where compost is made, where anything can grow, including forgiveness. Told in the authors alternating voices, Cleaving is both the story and the understory of a marriage. Childhood acquaintances, Vicki and Dennis meet again in their twenties and wed. they promise each other nothing and get more than theyd bargained for: alcoholism, infidelity, infertility, uncertainty. tumult gives way to sobriety, parenthood, and meaningful work, but a yearning remains. In a quest to root themselves in the larger world, they embark on a mission to dig water wells in Central America, assuaging a spiritual thirst by addressing a practical need. Yet even this is part of the story-the visible, overarching canopy-of the marriage. The understory-and the triumph of this haunting book, which is neither sentimental nor cynical-is its portrayal of the eddying of passion through the institution that enshrines but cannot contain it. A soulful and unsparing portrait of the forces that threaten-and sustain-a relationship over time. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780865475892

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