Tony and Susan

by Wright, Austin McGiffert, 1922-2003.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Wright
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Adult Fiction WRIGHT
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction WRIGHT Austin
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Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package 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 Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized 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, eerie, riveting novel about fear and regret, blood and revenge, marriage and creativity. It is simply one of a kind. "A superb and thrilling novel...extrodinary." -- Ian McEwan

"Compelling...mesmerizing...absolutely irresistible."-- New York Times

"A perfect and literary puzzle, an irresistible tale anout marriage and murder, both thriling and moving." -- Scott Turow

"A page-turner of a literary thriller." -- Sara Waters

"Beautifully written, perfectly paced, impressively clever, and ultimately shocking in a way you never see coming." -- Nelson DeMille

"Absolutely terrifying, beautiful, and appalling. Parts of it shocked me, and I am not easily shocked." -- Ruth Rendell

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"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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
Subjects Novelists -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Life change events -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Grand Central Pub,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 326 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780446582902
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