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Evening News

(1998)
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Nine year-old Teddy is playing next door with his best friend when Eric pulls out his father's handgun and hands it to Teddy. The telephone rings; the gun goes off, shooting -- and killing -- Teddy's two-year-old half sister Trina, who was playing in a wading pool in the yard outside, with Giselle, their mother, by her side.

Thus begins Marly Swick's second novel after the highly acclaimed "Paper Wings." As with her previous work, Swick resolutely travels the domestic landscape, detailing delicately and truthfully the effect of Trina's death on the unstable triangle of the family left behind. Each member finds their bonds of love and loyalty tested, and each is resilient in the face of their loss, but for different -- perhaps too different -- reasons: Giselle must get Teddy through the crisis, but Dan, his stepfather, having just lost his daughter, has no such responsibility.

Told alternately from the point of view of Giselle and Teddy himself, "Evening News" is a beautifully accomplished novel about resilience in the face of loss -- and about the irrevocable damage that both the loss and the resilience can inflict.

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Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Evening News
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 1-86159-098-9 / 978-1-86159-098-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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December 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Evening News: A Novel
Author(s): Marly A Swick
ISBN: 0-316-82533-6 / 978-0-316-82533-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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February 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Evening News
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-316-82502-6 / 978-0-316-82502-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Evening News
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-7538-0992-3 / 978-0-7538-0992-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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November 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Evening News: A Novel
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-316-89064-2 / 978-0-316-89064-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Evening News
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-316-82564-6 / 978-0-316-82564-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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February 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Evening News
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 1-86159-099-7 / 978-1-86159-099-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Audio Editions

December 1999 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Evening News
Author(s): Marly Swick
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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December 1999 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Evening News
Author(s): Marly Swick
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Evening News: A Novel
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 1-57042-653-8 / 978-1-57042-653-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Adult
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Kindle Editions

October 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Evening News: A Novel
Author(s): Marly Swick
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA