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Description - Recent History by Anthony Giardina

The new novel from an acclaimed short story writer - a brilliantly observed portrait of a man teetering on the edge of abandoning his marriage for a homosexual affairAs a husband, Luca Carcera hides his emotions behind the safety of routine domesticity. With his spice jars and cookbooks stacked perfectly in the kitchen, he feels in some measure of control. He loves his wife, but is struggling to come to terms with the secret desires which lie beneath his role as a steady, suburban, middle-class husband. His parents, Lou and Dorothy, spent 14 years together before Lou abandoned his wife to set up home with a male friend and, perhaps unsurprisingly, young Luca grows up confused, not only about his own sexuality, but about the whole institution of marriage.Luca may well love his wife, but what guarantee has he that he will not walk out on her 14 years into their marriage, having finally woken up to his latent homosexuality?Acclaimed for his elegant stories on the flawed but necessary social bond that is marriage, Giardina once again proves himself an acutely sensitive writer - a brilliant observer of middle-class dreams, aspirations and compromises.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007117758
ISBN-10: 0007117752
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Flamingo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony Giardina

anthony giardina is the author of the short story collection The Country of Marriage, the novels Men With Debts and A Boy's Pretensions, as well as a number of plays that have been produced in New York, Seattle, Yale and Washington. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Esquire and GQ. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Books By Anthony Giardina

White Guys by Anthony Giardina
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Country of a Marriage by Anthony Giardina
Paperback / softback, January 1998