By Rafael Yglesias
A satisfied Marriage is either intimate and expansive: it's the tale of Enrique Sabas and his spouse, Margaret, a unique that alternates among the romantic misadventures of the 1st weeks in their courtship and the ultimate months of Margaret's lifestyles as she says goodbye to her relatives, buddies, and youngsters -- and to Enrique. Spanning thirty years, this achingly sincere tale is ready what it potential for 2 humans to spend an entire life jointly -- and what makes a cheerful marriage.
Yglesias's profession as a novelist started in 1970 while he wrote an autobiographical novel at 16, hailed by way of critics for its lovely and revelatory depiction of youth. A satisfied Marriage, his first paintings of fiction in 13 years, used to be encouraged via his courting together with his spouse, Margaret, who died in 2004. daring, elegiac, and emotionally suspenseful, although we all know what occurs, Yglesias's appealing novel will holiday each reader's center -- whereas encouraging we all with its clear-eyed evocation of the iconic price of marriage.
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A Happy Marriage: A Novel by Rafael Yglesias