Happenstance

Happenstance

Two Novels in One About A Marriage in Transition

Book - 1997
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These two unique novels tell the stories of Jack and Brenda Bowman during a rare weekend apart in their many years of marriage. Jack is at home coping with domestic crises and two uncouth adolescents, while immobilized by self-doubt and questioning his worth as a historian. Brenda, travelling alone for the first time, is in a strange city grappling with an array of emotions and toying with the idea of an affair. Intimate and insightful yet never sentimental,Happenstance is a profound portrait of a marriage and the differences between the sexes that bring life — and a sense of isolation — into even the most loving of relationships.

Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 1997, c1982
ISBN: 9780679308560
0679308563
Characteristics: 197, 193 p. ; 20 cm

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Spacewoman
Mar 09, 2010

The same story told twice from the husband's side and from the wife's side. Interesting take on their different interpretations of a week where she goes away and a neighbour tries to commit suicide.

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