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Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward
Sheffield. One day, comfortable in her home, and her second marriage,
she receives, entirely out of the blue, a parcel containing the
manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to
read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.
As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of his character Tony Hastings, a maths professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, so are we. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilised lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.
Tony and Susan is a dazzling achievement: simultaneously a riveting portrayal of the experience of reading and a page turning thriller, written in startlingly arresting prose. It is also a novel about fear and regret, revenge and aging, marriage and creativity. It is simply unique.
About The Author
Austin M. Wright was born in New York in 1922. He was a novelist and academic. He lived with his wife and daughters in Cincinnati, and died in 2003 at the age of eighty.
Tony & Susan is described as a lost masterpieces of American
fiction, and it comes with the very impressive imprimatur of Saul
Marvellously written - the last thing you would expect in a story of blood and revenge. Beautiful.
Susan Morrow has just been sent a manuscript to read - her ex-husband of 15 year's first novel. Tony & Susan is at the same time a compelling novel within a novel, plus a playful commentary on experience of the reader, as the partition between memory and imagination starts to break down.
Wright was a wonderful story teller and it is great to see this back in print for a new generation of readers.
'With its trapdoor narrative and its psychological sleight-of-hand, this is a novel of immense guile and unsettling velocity. Why Wright isn't better known is a mystery to me. He's brilliant.' Rupert Thomson 'I read the book when I was 14, which is perhaps a little too young, but it had a profound effect on me and I've always been sad that it was rather lost to obscurity. I am thrilled to now be given the opportunity to sell it to a new audience and see it get the recognition it deserves.' Julia Kingsford, Head of Marketing, Foyles 'Marvellously written - the last thing you would expect in a story of blood and revenge. Beautiful.' Saul Bellow 'Creepy, illuminating, quite wonderful.' Donna Leon 'Compelling - Mesmerizing - Absolutely irresistible.' New York Times 'Brilliantly original - Two thrillers in one...and each infinitely superior to most thrillers, because they play for keeps - Read it at your peril - in daylight, preferably.' Chicago Tribune
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 14.9
Weight (kg): 0.44