Reading someone else s e mail is a quiet, clean enterprise There is no pitter pattering around the room, no opening and closing the desk drawers, no percussive creasing as you draw the paper from the envelope and unfold it In and out of the files, no trace It could be the work of a ghost, this electronic eavesdropping.Seventeen year old Henry Shaw learns of his mother s passionate affair when he stumbles across her e mail correspondence with her lover His image of her is shattered, but he cannot resist his electronic eavesdropping Henry s younger sister, Elvira, is scornful of technology, stuck as she is in 1862 with her Civil War infantry regiment For Elvira, much to her mother s sorrow and her historian father s pride, is a hardcore Civil War re enactor Displaced from Vermont to Chicago, each member of the Shaw family finds their dreams hard to realize and their expectations of life turned on their head Disobedience is a compassionate, sharp, wicked and utterly contemporary novel about families, love and loyalty by a major literary talent. Free Read Disobedience [ author ] Jane Hamilton [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk
Jane Hamilton is the author most recently of The Excellent Lombards and The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN Hemingway Award for first fiction, as well as A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, the Miami Herald, and People Both The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World have been selections of Oprah s Book Club Her following work, The Short History of a Prince, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998, her novel Disobedience was published in 2000, and her last novel When Madeline Was Young was a Washington Post Best Book of 2006 She lives in and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin.
- 272 pages
- Jane Hamilton
- 23 January 2019 Jane Hamilton