A Happy Marriage: A Novel (Library Edition)

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Both intimate and expansive, Rafael Yglesias's new novel is the story of the relationship between Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret. Spanning thirty years, the novel alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and the final months of Margaret's life as she says good-bye to her family, friends, children, and Enrique.

Inspired by the author's own marriage to his wife, who died in 2004, this achingly honest story is about what it means for two people to spend a lifetime together and what makes a happy marriage. Bold, elegiac, and emotionally suspenseful, Yglesias's beautiful novel will encourage one with its clear-eyed evocation of the enduring value of marriage.

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RAFAEL YGLESIAS is an American novelist and screenwriter. He dropped out of high school upon publication of his first novel in 1972 at age seventeen. He was married to his wife, Margaret, from 1977 until her death in 2004. He is the author of nine novels, including Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil and Fearless, which he adapted for the screen. He has two grown sons and lives in New York's Greenwich Village.

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Rafael Yglesias fictionalizes his own 27-year marriage in this beautiful and wrenching novel. A HAPPY MARRIAGE intersperses chapters recounting the courtship of Enrique Sabas and Margaret Cohen with those documenting Margaret's death from bladder cancer. Enrique and Margaret are flawed (because aren't we all?); he cheats, and she's a control freak. Yet this is ultimately a happy union brought to an end by a disease that is described in graphic and sometimes-stomach-turning detail. Grover Gardner renders complex emotions to fine effect and rejects any temptation to infuse his narration with an inappropriate sentimentality. This is a stunning combination of clear-eyed writing and a compelling voice--prepare to be simultaneously uplifted and heartbroken. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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