The Drowning Season

The Drowning Season

Book - 2002
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic presents a "stunning and hypnotic" novel that "interweaves past and present with piercing images and unfailing energy"( Publishers Weekly ).

On a secluded waterfront estate on the North Shore of Long Island, a matriarch named Esther rules over her clan. But in spite of her sharp tongue and manipulative ways, she cannot quite keep control over her charges. Her son, Philip, routinely tries to drown himself each summer; her granddaughter sneaks cigarettes and dreams of escape. Esther has hired Cohen, a Russian landscaper, to watch over the family as well as the grounds. But Cohen has been watching Esther as well. And his love for her is growing wild enough to uproot them all...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2002, c1979.
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780425184752
Branch Call Number: HOFFMAN A
Characteristics: 225 p. ; 21 cm.


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Dec 24, 2011

The second novel by Alice Hoffman. Quite dark, but hauntingly beautiful storyline and characters. Hoffman makes what should be a very sad story into something mesmerising and memorable.


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