1250038944 First edition. Tight binding. Clean text and covers. Light browning to edges. VG DJ. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.
Beautifully written and compulsively readable, "The Headmaster's Wife" is a haunting and deeply affecting portrait of one couple at their best and worst--"a truly remarkable novel" (Richard Russo)
Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man's memories of his life and loves. Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont's elite Lancaster School. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges. "The Headmaster's Wife" explores the nature of family, of the hidden world of boarding schools, and how a love can both deepen and change over time. A beautifully written, profoundly emotional book, it is perfect for fans of Anita Shreve and Richard Russo, and stands as a moving elegy to the power of love as an antidote to grief.