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Other Men's Daughters

Stern, Richard G.

ISBN 10: 0525172459 / ISBN 13: 9780525172451
Published by E. P. Dutton and Company, 1973
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Title: Other Men's Daughters

Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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“Until the day of Merriwether’s departure from the house—a month after his divorce—the Merriwether family looked like an ideally tranquil one” we read on the first page of Other Men’s Daughters. It is the late 1960s, and the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are full of long-haired hippies decked out in colorful garb, but Dr. Robert Merriwether, who teaches at Harvard and has been married for a good long time, hardly takes note. Learned, curious, thoughtful, and a creature of habit, Merriwether is anything but an impulsive man, and yet over the summer, while Sarah, his wife, is away on vacation, he meets a summer student, Cynthia Ryder, and before long the two have fallen into bed and in love. Richard Stern’s novel is an elegant and unnerving examination of just how cold and destructive a thing love, “the origin of so much story and disorder,” can be.

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The classic novel of a middle-aged man's affair with a worldly younger woman.

For more than forty years, Richard Stern has earned the admiration of writers like John Cheever, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, Flannery O'Connor and Joan Didion. TriQuarterly Books and Northwestern University Press are proud to reissue three of his most celebrated novels, including Other Men's Daughters. New forewords relate these works to our time and describe the mastery which in 1985 won Stern the Medal of Merit for the Novel given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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