From acclaimed novelist and literary critic Delbanco comes a poignant tale about love, rebirth, and a second chance at romance.
From Publishers Weekly
A story of love interrupted by the mundane realities, bittersweet victories and disappointments of life, Delbanco’s 24th book juxtaposes young infatuation with mature romance. Lawrence and Hermia meet as college students in the heady environment of 1962 Cambridge and begin a passionate love affair marked by the idealism and excitement of youth. Soon, however, they drift apart, he toward travel and a career in architecture, and she toward life as a political activist, then an heiress. Throughout their lives they think of one another often, and when they meet on a cruise ship in 2004, it seems like a second chance. Now in their 60s, the couple haltingly takes up where they left off, understanding that they might finally be getting a chance for the happiness that has eluded them thus far. Delbanco maintains a hopeful outlook on the surprises life brings. (Oct. 19)
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