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The Train Now Departing

Grimes, Martha

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ISBN 10: 0670891541 / ISBN 13: 9780670891542
Published by Viking, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Train Now Departing

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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With the narrative grace, compelling characters, and intricate plotting that have made her Richard Jury mysteries an international byword for sophisticated intrigue, and with a dry wit and "a poignancy that pierces the heart" (The Washington Post), Martha Grimes's The Train Now Departing is a literal but superb departure from anything she has written.

In Hotel Paradise, of which Andrew Vachss said, "only the magnificent Martha Grimes could have written this book," she portrayed the emotional isolation and identity quest of adolescence. Here, in The Train Now Departing, she explores it with equal power in middle age. Two thematically linked novellas each center on a single woman living a quiet, well-ordered, seemingly contented life. But each harbors a man who imperceptibly embroils its heroine in something far darker. Passionately told in Grimes's inimitable voice, her newest work brims with the singular characters and richly textured prose readers expect from this bestselling storyteller.

"Grimes is gifted at explaining the private, sometimes horrifying yet utterly mundane thoughts of ordinary people."--San Francisco Chronicle

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Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of sixteen Richard Jury mysteries and also of the acclaimed fiction Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and Biting the Moon.

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