Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The House on Fortune Street

Just finished Margot Livesey's latest novel, The House on Fortune Street. Loved it. Recommend it. The novel, told in four interlocking narratives (from four different characters), is compelling, chiefly because Livesey deftly handles characters' emotional (and secret) quandaries. Is a husband's hunch about his wife's infidelity true? Will a father act on his unholy urges? Why did a young woman take her own life? The suspense, along with rich characterization will keep you thinking for days after you finish the last sentence. Here's an excerpt.

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