"Thrilling"* with an ingenious structure, Strange Fits of Passion is a powerful portrait of truth, deception, and a violent marriage from acclaimed novelist Anita Shreve.
*The New Yorker
Everyone believes that Maureen and Harrold English, two successful New York City journalists, have a happy, stable marriage. It's the early '70s, and no one discusses or even suspects domestic abuse.
But after Maureen suffers another brutal beating, she flees with her infant daughter to a coastal town in Maine. The weeks pass slowly, and just as Maureen settles into her new life and new identity, Harrold reappears, bringing the story to a violent, unforgettable climax.
Nearly nineteen years later, a cache of documents regarding Maureen English is given to her daughter by a journalist. The truth should lie within them, but the papers raise far more questions than they answer...
- ISBN-13: 9780156031394
- ISBN-10: 0156031396
- Publisher: Mariner Books
- Publish Date: October 2005
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.26 x 0.81 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds
- Page Count: 352