Tony and Susan

by Wright, Austin McGiffert, 1922-2003.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Wright,
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
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Northland Public Library Fiction FIC WRI
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Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC WRI
Twenty-five years after their divorce, Edward, a struggling writer, gives the manuscript of his novel to Susan, trusting her to give an opinion. In three sittings, she reads it, immediately and intimately identifying with the main character, Tony. Soon, Susan is filled with a dark, passionate, inexplicable rage--and Edward's is an exquisite revenge.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What to expect from a title like Tony and Susan: romance? sort of; mystery? partially; psychological thriller? absolutely. Who is Susan? Well, she teaches English part-time, is a dedicated mother, and is married to Arthur, a "simple" surgeon. One day she receives a typewritten manuscript in the mail: after 20-odd years, former-husband Edward has written a novel and wants her opinion. And who is Tony? He's a math professor, married to Laura, and the father of Helen. He is also the main character in Edward's first novel, Nocturnal Animals, which Susan can bring herself to read only after she learns that Edward will be coming to town to contact her. Thus, in three sittings, does Susan (and the gentle reader) lop into Edward's novel. It begins clumsily, and Susan grouses, but soon it becomes hard to return to "life"--that is, Susan herself and her family. To author Wright's credit, Susan and her mental meanderings become as complicated, frightening, and compelling as Nocturnal Animals. And when she worries that Edward cannot possibly end his novel in a totally satisfactory way, the reader wonders the same about both novels: definitely not a problem. Tony and Susan is quite cleverly conceived and executed, a rarity, and it spins in the mind long after the last page is turned. (Reviewed Feb 15, 1993)1880909014Eloise Kinney"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wright's accomplished novel depicts a wife confronting feelings for her ex-husband as she reads his unpublished manuscript. Advertising. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Publisher Dallas :Baskerville,1993
Language English
Description 334 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 1880909014 :
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