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Sudden Rain
by Maritta Wolff and Margot Livesey




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A vivid, gripping, emotional, and addictive read, Sudden Rain is also a rare and valuable portrait of an era: the long-lost final manuscript of Maritta Wolff--the author who, at the age of twenty-two, published what Sinclair Lewis deemed the most important novel of the year, Whistle Stop (1941).

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the Nixon-era precursor to Tom Perrotta's acclaimed novel, Little Children this is a compelling drama that offers great insight into the nature of marriage -- both then and now.

Now that Sudden Rain has come out of its hiding place -- in Wolff's refrigerator, found after her death -- it remains gloriously frozen in time. Set in the fall of 1972, the novel perfectly captures, with expansive emotion and cinematic detail, the domestic trends of three generations of middle-class couples living in suburban Los Angeles. A brilliant portrait of its burgeoning era, Sudden Rain also offers striking cultural commentary on our everyday notions of love and marriage; individuality, equality, and community; and the promise and pursuit of the American Dream.

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Overview

A vivid, gripping, emotional, and addictive read, Sudden Rain is also a rare and valuable portrait of an era: the long-lost final manuscript of Maritta Wolff--the author who, at the age of twenty-two, published what Sinclair Lewis deemed the most important novel of the year, Whistle Stop (1941).

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the Nixon-era precursor to Tom Perrotta's acclaimed novel, Little Children this is a compelling drama that offers great insight into the nature of marriage -- both then and now.

Now that Sudden Rain has come out of its hiding place -- in Wolff's refrigerator, found after her death -- it remains gloriously frozen in time. Set in the fall of 1972, the novel perfectly captures, with expansive emotion and cinematic detail, the domestic trends of three generations of middle-class couples living in suburban Los Angeles. A brilliant portrait of its burgeoning era, Sudden Rain also offers striking cultural commentary on our everyday notions of love and marriage; individuality, equality, and community; and the promise and pursuit of the American Dream.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780743254854
  • ISBN-10: 0743254856
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: August 2006
  • Page Count: 448
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 6.72 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds


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