A Novel

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"Donald is an optometrist, his wife, Viv, manages a riding stable. When a beautiful horse, the dapple grey Mercury, arrives at the stables, Viv rediscovers her ambitions to become a champion rider and begins to pour time and money into training him. Her infatuation with the thoroughbred escalates to obsession, as she comes to believe that Mercury is in danger. Still grieving the death of his father, Donald is slow to notice how profoundly Viv has changed and how these changes threaten their quiet, secure world. The story of their frayed relationship raises complicated questions about married love, change, and choice: What does an ambitious woman do when the object of her ambition is threatened? What does an upright man do when his wife does something unthinkable? Margot Livesey weaves many threads in this masterful novel: a passion for horses since her Scottish childhood, a long-standing interest in vision and the way we see—both literally and figuratively—and also timely questions about firearms and gun control."--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, [2016]
Edition: First Canadian edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781443448956
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 23 cm


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Mar 15, 2017

After I'd read a few chapters from the wife's perspective, I lost interest in the book and never finished it.

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