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The Sorrows of an American

£19.99

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After their fathers funeral, Erik and Inga Davidsen find a cryptic letter from an unknown woman among his papers, dating from his adolescence in rural Minnesota during the Depression. Returning to his psychiatric practice in New York, Erik sets about reading his fathers memoir, hoping to discover the man he never fully understood. At the same time, another woman enters Eriks lonely, divorced life - a beautiful Jamaican who moves into his garden flat with her small daughter. As Erik gets drawn into the cat-and-mouse tactics of someone who appears to be stalking her, he finds out that his sister Inga is also being threatened, by a journalist in possession of a wounding secret from her past.

A multi-layered novel that probes the mysteries of the heart and mind, THE SORROWS OF AN AMERICAN is compulsive, thought-provoking and profoundly affecting - a novel that resonates long beyond the last page.

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Hardback, in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Hustvedt Siri
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0340897066
ISBN-13:
9780340897065
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Sceptre
Title:
The Sorrows of an American

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After their fathers funeral, Erik and Inga Davidsen find a cryptic letter from an unknown woman among his papers, dating from his adolescence in rural Minnesota during the Depression. Returning to his psychiatric practice in New York, Erik sets about reading his fathers memoir, hoping to discover the man he never fully understood. At the same time, another woman enters Eriks lonely, divorced life - a beautiful Jamaican who moves into his garden flat with her small daughter. As Erik gets drawn into the cat-and-mouse tactics of someone who appears to be stalking her, he finds out that his sister Inga is also being threatened, by a journalist in possession of a wounding secret from her past.

A multi-layered novel that probes the mysteries of the heart and mind, THE SORROWS OF AN AMERICAN is compulsive, thought-provoking and profoundly affecting - a novel that resonates long beyond the last page.

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Hardback, in very good condition.

Author(s):
Hustvedt Siri
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0340897066
ISBN-13:
9780340897065
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Sceptre
Title:
The Sorrows of an American

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