Martha Grimes The Train now Departing

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The Train now Departing

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Featuring the two novellas:

The Train Now Departing and When “The Mousetrap” Closes

“Full of suspense and surprise. These carefully written little gems showcase Grimes at her best.”—Library Journal

“Grimes has created a work of value here, a book that expands her art, her reputation—and possibly her audience.”—The Richmond-Times Dispatch

“Atmospheric and chilling...Grimes [exhibits] a complete mastery of emotional nuance and [a] virtuoso treatment of the grayest coloration.”—The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

“Intelligent...Merits applause.”—The Toronto Star

“As atmospherically evocative as [an] Edward Hopper painting.”—The Washington Post

“An a cappella novella, each note strong and noncompetitive.”—Los Angeles Times

“Grimes once again demonstrates her keen eye for character. Both of these languidly paced novellas focus on middle-aged women who long for respite from their narrow, disappointing lives and find it, at least temporarily, in the company of a man...Thoughtful, compelling, even dark stories—for readers more inclined toward investigating emotions than searching for armchair adventure.”—Booklist

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Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A pair of thematically connected novellasabout lonelinessby the author of the Richard Jury mysteries (The Stargazey, 1998, etc.) and, most recently, Biting the Moon (1999). At the center of each is a woman leading a life in gunmetal gray. Dissimilar in detailone protagonist is English, the other American; one has a friend or two, the other seems not to have anythe women are alike in their resignation, in the degree to which their expectations have shrunk. And in their terrible vulnerability, which in both cases is exploited by a powerful man. In The Train Now Departing, the American story, much of what happens takes place over a Magritte-like series of lunches. Having begun quite accidentally, they have become self-perpetuating, ritualized. The man (neither character is named) is a well-known travel writer who hates to travel. The woman, on the other hand, would like to traveland has the means to, as her companion insists on pointing outbut she has long ceased to regard herself as a person who travels. They pick at each other with increasing skill: obligatory mini attacksnot meant to hurt really, mounted mostly because the other is there. In When The Mousetrap Closes, Edith Parenger meets Archie Marchbanks in her favorite tea shop. He's a brilliant young actor; she's a longtime admirer. When she recognizes him, she forces herself to go to his table, behavior atypical enough to be heart-fluttering and, later, inexplicable. He, however, is kind. More than that, he seems actually eager to pursue an acquaintanceship. As in the first story, there is nothing overtly sexual in the relationship, yet both women are heavily invested. Also as in the first, the end, when it comes, is bruising. Clear-eyed, nuanced probings into the cruelty of isolation, and though persuasively sad, neither novella is at all sentimental. But readers who come to Grimes for a Richard Jurylike experience should be warned: these are lives of very quiet desperation.-- Copyright © 2000 Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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