Midwinter Break

Midwinter Break

Book - 2017
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A retired couple struggling with his dogmatic forgetfulness and her religious faith attempt to repair their marriage during a vacation in Amsterdam, where they confront painful memories of a troubled time in their native Ireland.
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780393609622
0393609626
Branch Call Number: FIC MacLa
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 22 cm

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brian35a
May 05, 2018

A bit of a slog at times, but overall worthwhile read.
What happens to an old and possible drained marriage when the only offspring is living abroad, she is a devote Catholic, and he is a "deluded alcoholic"? Slowly and meticulously MacLaverty draws us into the biography of a marriage, and what happens when it may have run its course.

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laphampeak
Nov 26, 2017

Written with grace and tenderness. MacLaverty takes us on a midwinter break with a senior couple who display an aged relationship that has cured into an awareness of each of their individual truths. Gerry, a retired architect, now moves from moment to moment, place to place, looking for his next drink to fulfill. Stella seeks to pay for a debt from her past by religious exclusion. See how it plays out............

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