The Hours (Paperback)

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    Michael Cunningham was raised in Los Angeles and lives in New York City. He is the author of the novelsA Home at the End of the World (Picador) and Flesh and Blood. His work has appeared inThe New Yorker and Best American Short Stories, and he is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award.The Hours was a New York Times Bestseller, and was chosen as a Best Book of 1998 byThe New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly.

    A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood.

    In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf's last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family.

    Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham's most remarkable achievement to date.
    A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood.

    In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf's last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family.

    Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham's most remarkable achievement to date.

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    ISBN 9780312243029
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 229
    Publisher Date 2000-01-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Picador USA
    Copyright Year 1998
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Cunningham, Michael
    Country of Origin United States

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