Surrender, Dorothy

Surrender, Dorothy

by Meg Wolitzer

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/11/2011

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From the New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, a "devastatingly on target" (Elle) novel about a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends. For years, Sara Swerdlow was transported by an unfettered sense of immortality. Floating along on loving friendships and the adoration of her mother, Natalie, Sara's notion of death was entirely alien to her existence. But when a summer night's drive out for ice cream ends in tragedy, thirty-year-old Sara--"held aloft and shimmering for years"--finally lands.

Mining the intricate relationship between love and mourning, acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer explores a single, overriding question: who, finally, "owns" the excruciating loss of this young woman--her mother or her closest friends? Depicting the aftermath of Sara's shocking death with piercing humor and shattering realism, Surrender, Dorothy is the luminously thoughtful, deeply moving exploration of what it is to be a mother and a friend, and, above all, what it takes to heal from unthinkable loss.
ISBN:
9780671042547
9780671042547
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-11-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x15mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent), The Wife (‘has you howling with recognition’ Allison Pearson), The Position (‘one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year’ Erica Wagner) and The Ten-Year Nap (‘as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike' Chicago Tribune). Most recently, The Interestings was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City.

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