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The Year of Silence

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Bell’s stunning, multifaceted novel examines the ways in which a young woman’s suicide inspires those around her to fight for survival in New York CityMarian’s drug overdose shocked her friends, who all thought of her life as nearly perfect. It wasn’t until later that they realized how the pressures of addiction and her own troubled past ultimately proved to be too much. As those closest to her reflect on what went wrong, the story of her life becomes a story of great loss, one that leads to profound transformations. Her lover, her best friend, even casual acquaintances voice their wonder at their place in a city inhabited by millions, but where everyone often feels alone. Heartrending and unforgettable, The Year of Silence is a compassionate look at how redemption can arise from tragedy for even the most troubled of souls.  “Bell’s voice is increasingly diverse, accurate, and in this book of mourning, powerfully moving.” —Publishers Weekly “Anyone who values grace in language, elegance of structure, and the magic of finding meaning in literature’s subtle ordering of fact will find in The Year of Silence a book that is worth the price of a dozen others. —Chicago Tribune Madison Smartt Bell (b. 1957) is a critically acclaimed novelist. Over the last two decades he has produced more than a dozen novels and story collections, as well as numerous essays and reviews. His books have been finalists for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award among other honors. Born and raised outside of Nashville, Bell’s fiction is often set in the South, or in New York where he lived as a young writer. Bell and his wife, poet Elizabeth Spires, currently live in Baltimore, Maryland, where they are the codirectors of the writing program at Goucher College.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 01, 1989 – A woman's life, and death, are viewed through the eyes of a lover, friends and acquaintances. ``This novel's structure combines delicacy and great tensile strength,'' praised PW , ``Bell's voice is increasingly diverse, accurate and, in this book of mourning, powerfully moving.''
The Year of Silence
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Dec 06, 2011
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 198 Pages
  • Language: English
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