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Morality Tale

(2008)
A novel by

 

"Sylvia Brownrigg tells us more about the emotional politics of modern marriage - and divorce - than I can remeber reading in a long time. Its a bulletin from the front lines: timely, true, and at its heart surprisingly tender."
Ann Packer


When this novel's unnamed narrator meets the elusive but exciting Richard (an envelope salesman with a nice layman's line in Zen philosophies), he offers her a friendly escape from her dreary domestic life. Burdened by her husband's ongoing negotiations with his angry ex-wife, the strains of looking after two stepchildren, and the lingering ghost of her own past betrayals, she finds that the life of a “second marryer” leaves much to be desired. As their friendship develops, so grows the shadow cast over her marriage, and when they make a late, illicit bay crossing on a ferryboat, the story gathers momentum under California's Mount Tamalpais. There, in the fabled Golden State, Sylvia Brownrigg shows how even a layman's Zen can lead to some important revelations about the need to look forward, not back. Bristling with honesty and wit, Morality Tale explores the triangular complications that can befall a modern marriage and the tragicomic forces that surround them.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Morality Tale
Author(s): Sylvia Brownrigg
ISBN: 0-330-45822-1 / 978-0-330-45822-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Morality Tale: A Novel
Author(s): Sylvia Brownrigg
ISBN: 1-58243-404-2 / 978-1-58243-404-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: Morality Tale
Author(s): Sylvia Brownrigg
ISBN: 1-4587-7196-2 / 978-1-4587-7196-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Morality Tale: A Novel
Author(s): Sylvia Brownrigg
ISBN: 1-58243-481-6 / 978-1-58243-481-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Morality Tale
Author(s): Sylvia Brownrigg
ISBN: 0-330-45823-X / 978-0-330-45823-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Morality Tale
Author(s): Sylvia Brownrigg
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   



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