The Good Husband
By Gail Godwin
*Critics place her among the ranks of Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and Carson McCullers.
*A subtle, moving meditation on the nature of intimacy and influence, and the differences between good matches and good mates.
Mates are not always matches, and matches are not always mates,' pronounces Magda Danvers.
Years ago, dazzling, domineering Magda swept the shy, virginal Francis into one of the most extraordinary marriages imaginable. Now, as she lies dying, Francis's role as the Good Husband is put to the most extreme test.
Moving from the Deep South to Eastern Europe and the cathedral towns of England, this is a rich and rewarding novel with the scope and all the moral force of George Eliot.
One of America's finest contemporary novelists, Gail Godwin was born in Alabama.
The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, she now lives in New York.
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05 Dec 2002
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Very thought-provoking on the issues of intimacy and marriage. — VIVID