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Hailed as one of the most thrilling writers at work today (Huffington
Post), Diana Evans reaches new heights with her searing depiction of two
couples struggling through a year of marital crisis. In a crooked house in
South London, Melissa feels increasingly that she's defined solely by
motherhood, while Michael mourns the former thrill of their romance. In the
suburbs, Stephanie's aspirations for bliss on the commuter belt, coupled
with her white middle-class upbringing, compound Damian's itch for a bigger
life catalyzed by the death of his activist father. Longtime friends from
the years when passion seemed permanent, the couples have stayed in touch,
gathering for births and anniversaries, bonding over discussions of
politics, race, and art. But as bonds fray, the lines once clearly marked
by wedding bands aren't so simply defined. Ordinary People is a moving
examination of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, and the fragile
architecture of love.

Diana Evans—Ordinary People

  • 9781631494819
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