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I Married You for Happiness: a novel
I Married You for Happiness: a novel
I Married You for Happiness: a novel
Audiobook5 hours

I Married You for Happiness: a novel

Written by Lily Tuck

Narrated by Barbara Caruso

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Slender, potent, and utterly engaging, I Married You For Happiness combines marriage, mathematics, and the probability of an afterlife to create Lily Tuck's most affecting and riveting book yet.

“His hand is growing cold, still she holds it” is how this novel that tells the story of a marriage begins. The tale unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden and unexpected death is the reason for her lonely vigil. Still too shocked to grieve, she lets herself remember the defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a highly accomplished mathematician: a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories—real and imagined—Tuck reveals the most private intimacies, dark secrets, and overwhelming joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.
Release dateSep 20, 2011

Lily Tuck

Lily Tuck was born in Paris and is the author of three previous novels – Interviewing Matisse, The Woman Who Walked on Water and the PEN/Faulkner award finalist Siam – as well as a collection of stories, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. She lives in New York City.

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