Harper Perennial Monogamy: A novel
Harper Perennial Monogamy: A novel

Monogamy: A novel

By Sue Miller


Publication Date: May 4, 2021

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A “spectacular” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), “smart and powerfully alive” (Tessa Hadley) novel about marriage, love, family, happiness, and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller.“Monogamy is an old-fashioned, slow burn of a novel that allows readers to dream deeply . . . full of depth and contrast and lush detail.”—Richard Russo, New York Times Book Review, front cover

Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. Their seemingly effort- less devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. By all appearances, they are a golden couple.Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites—curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie’s comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children: Lucas, Graham’s son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham’s daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham’s last and greatest love.When Graham suddenly dies—this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dom- inate their lives together—Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him?Then, while she is still mourning Graham intensely, Annie discovers a ruinous secret, one that will spiral her into darkness and force her to question whether she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

About the Author

Sue Miller is recognized internationally for her elegant and sharply realistic accounts of the contemporary family. Her books have been widely translated and published in twenty-two countries around the world. The Good Mother (1986), the first of her eleven novels, was a smash New York Times bestseller. Subsequent novels include three Book-of-the-Month main selections: Family Pictures, While I Was Gone, and The Senator’s Wife. She is also the author of the memoir The Story of My Father. Her numerous honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. She was on the board of PEN American Center and for four years was chair of PEN New England. She has taught fiction at, among others, Amherst, Tufts, Boston University, Smith, and MIT. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Format: Paperback

Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

ISBN: 9780062969668

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