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THE END OF MARRIAGE

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The End of Marriage

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
74223
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

A tragic family drama disguised as a terse thriller, The End of Marriage is Vida’s novel way of saying that nothing is what it seems. Ellie Holmgren receives a call from her sister, Alice, who says she has just shot and killed her husband, Morty, after what she claims was years of abuse. Alice has placed the gun in the corpse’s hand, and the sisters tell the police it was a suicide. One cop, Teo Domingos — a morose Vietnam vet who has ”eaten rage every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner” — doesn’t buy the sisters’ tale. In unraveling their truth, he ends up confronting his own self-deception. Vida braids their stories with strong, surprising twists.

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