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The Story of a Marriage #SOAM
Andrew Sean Greer
"We think we know the ones we love.” So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect and devastating exploration of the mystery in the heart of every relationship, how we can ever truly know another person. It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset district of San Francisco, caring not only for her husband’s fragile health but also for her son who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep and everything changes.