Truth and Consequences

Truth and Consequences

A Novel

Book - 2005
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University director Jane Mackenzie is dismayed when her injured husband falls for Delia, a beautiful writer who has recently joined the center's staff, a situation that is complicated when Jane develops feelings for Delia's husband.

Blackwell North Amer
Alan Mackenzie has had a bad back. It is ruining his life, and also the life of his loyal and affectionate wife, Jane. After years of happy marriage, this attractive and intelligent couple have more or less stopped making love, and are turning into people they hardly recognize. Jane, to her own horror, is becoming a resentful caregiver, and Alan is becoming a resentful caregetter.
Meanwhile, another, very different, couple has just arrived in town. Delia Delaney is a famous writer who has just been appointed a Visiting Fellow at the university where both Alan and Jane work. Delia is also famous for her pre-Raphaelite beauty and charm - and, among those who know her well, for her egotism and her migraine headaches. Delia's husband, Henry, appears to be cynical and demanding, though most of his demands are for things Delia wants. At first, Alan and Jane do not like Henry and Delia very much - but these two outsiders soon totally alter them and their lives.
Truth and Consequences is a comedy about love and its disguises, and about identity and change.

Baker
& Taylor

University director Jane Mackenzie is dismayed when her injured husband falls for Delia, a beautiful writer who has recently joined the center's staff, a situation that is complicated when Jane develops feelings for Delia's husband. By the author of The Truth About Lorin Jones. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2005
ISBN: 9780670034390
0670034398
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 24 cm

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Starling16 Jan 19, 2012

Insightful and engaging novel about dissatisfaction in a marriage and the consequences thereof. After finishing it, I saw that the book jacket listed it as a comedy, which I found curious because it didn't seem like a comedy to me. Unless there is some definition of "comedy" in the classical sense that I'm unaware of. One minor criticism: overuse of the word "wail".

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