The Retreat from Moscow
A Play about a Family
By (author) William Nicholson
Format: Paperback / softback
Retreat from Moscow by William Nicholson
Book DescriptionHow well do we know the people we marry? Is it wrong to decide it s time to be honest? Is love enough to save a family? In The Retreat from Moscow , William Nicholson, the celebrated author of Shadowlands , tells the powerful story of a husband who decides to be truthful in his marriage, and of the wife and son whose lives will never be the same again. Edward and Alice have been married for thirty-three years. He is a teacher at a boys school, perfectly at home with his daily crossword and lately engrossed in reading about Napoleon s costly invasion of Moscow. She is an observant Catholic, exacting and opinionated, and has been collecting poems about lost love for a new anthology. Jamie, their diffident thirty-two year old son, is visiting for the weekend when Edward announces he has met another woman. With the coiled intensity of Tom Stoppard s The Real Thing and the embracing empathy of Edward Albee s best family dramas, The Retreat from Moscow shines a breathtakingly natural light on the fallout of a shattered marriage."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400077632
Paperback / softback
(205mm x 133mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: India
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Author Biography - William Nicholson
William Nicholson is the author of the play Shadowlands, which was made into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. He received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay for Shadowlands and has written numerous other screenplays as well as a forthcoming novel, The Society of Others, and a trilogy of children s fantasy adventure novels. He lives in London."
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