Friday, July 22, 2011

By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham

The author has won a Pulitzer Prize for The Hours. This short novel frames in great detail a New York married couple who work in the arts (art dealer and editor). They have an alienated adult daughter living emphatically out-of-state and as the story proceeds almost everyone seems to become progressively disgruntled with various aspects of their lives. Add in interesting family back stories for both the husband and the wife, and watch the wife's younger brother come into the mix to stir things up in rather unorthodox ways.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Cheryl Highsmith, Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Serials, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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