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The drowning season: a novel

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Upon turning eighteen, Esther the Black looks for a chance to escape from her hated and dying grandmother, Esther the White, who lives in seclusion on Long Island where each summer--during The Drowning Season--her son Philip tres to kill himself by walking into the ocean
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Grouped Work ID 0e793724-b9b6-d911-9870-af82c3d40592
Grouping Title drowning season
Grouping Author hoffman alice
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-02 04:56:19AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-17 04:52:35AM

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author Hoffman, Alice.
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display_description The spellbinding story of two women named Esther who discover the power of the past over the present Esther the Black is eighteen years old and ready to leave the Compound, the collection of cottages on the North Shore of Long Island where she has lived all her life. But as July turns to August and her family braces for the height of Drowning Season, she realizes that she may not be able to escape her family's legacy. Her father will find a way through the locked sea-wall gate and try to drown himself in the harbor, her mother will be too hung over to leave her cottage for days at a time, and her grandmother will refuse to say a single kind word. Esther the White left home when she was just a girl, fleeing her abusive parents across a frozen Russian river with a pocketful of stolen jewels. Life has taught her to be cold and unyielding, but in the heat of another fraught summer at the Compound, she feels her resolve melting away. Cohen, the landscaper and chauffeur responsible for keeping her son out of the water, looks at her with a desire she finds harder and harder to resist. Her granddaughter's name may be an insult to tradition, but does that mean the poor girl should never feel her grandmother's love or know her story? Graceful, haunting, and wise.
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publishDate 1979, 2014
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subject_facet Administration of estates -- Fiction, Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Electronic books, Gardeners -- Fiction, Long Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Russian Americans -- Fiction, Women -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction
title_display The drowning season
title_full Drowning season : a novel [electronic resource] / Alice Hoffman, The drowning season / Alice Hoffman, The drowning season [electronic resource] / Alice Hoffman
title_short The drowning season
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topic_facet Administration of estates, Dysfunctional families, Electronic books, Gardeners, Russian Americans, Women