So Long at the Fair

So Long at the Fair

A Novel

Book - 2008
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In SO LONG AT THE FAIR, Christina Schwarz explores the lure of new attraction, the pull of long-established love, and the lengths people will go to satisfy their deepest desires. Like Drowning Ruth, it weaves past and present into a richly textured portrait of the secrets and deceptions that simmer beneath everyday life in a small midwestern town. In the summer of 1963, a plot for revenge destroys a career, a friendship, and a family. The consequences of the scandalous event continue to reverberate, touching the next generation. Thirty years later, over the course of one day, Jon struggles to decide whether to end his affair or his marriage. His wife, moving closer to discovering his adultery, becomes involved with an older man mysteriously connected to their families' past. And Jon's mistress is courted by a suitor who is alternately comic and menacing. As relationships among the characters ebb and flow on that July day, Schwarz illuminates the ties that bind people together--and the risks they take in the name of love. The New York Times called Drowning Ruth, Powerful... a] chilling, precocious good start to a new novelist's career. With SO LONG AT THE FAIR, Schwarz fulfills that promise and emerges as one of the best novelists writing today.
Publisher: New York, NY : Doubleday : 2008
ISBN: 9780385510295
Branch Call Number: FIC Schw
Characteristics: 244p

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carolefort
Jul 13, 2011

In the summer of 1963 a plot for revenge destroys a career, a friendship, and a family. The consequences of the scandalous event continue to reverberate, touching the next generation. Thirty years later, over the course of one day, Jon struggles to decide whether to end his affair or his marriage. His wife, Ginny, moving closer to discovering his adultery, begins working for an older man who is mysteriously connected to their families' pasts. And Jon's mistress is being courted by a suitor who may be more menacing than he initially seems. As relationships among the characters ebb and flow on that July day, Christina Schwarz illuminates the ties that bind people together, and the surprising risks they take in the name of love. From the hardcover edition.

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