The Drowning Season
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2014
Duration: 6 hours 36 minutes
The matriarch of a Long Island clan with a stubbornly suicidal son and a defiant, restless granddaughter, Esther has hired a Russian landscaper to watch over the family as well as the grounds of their secluded waterfront estate. But he has been watching Esther, too. And his love for her is growing wild enough to uproot them all.
The author of Here on Earth and The River King presents a “stunning and hypnotic” novel that “interweaves past and present with piercing images and unfailing energy” (Publishers Weekly).
“An original and moving novel about two women whose fierce individuality almost keeps them from knowing and loving each other. It is always memorable, and wonderful, when a novelist can lavish such complexity and such affection on two warring characters that the reader feels sympathetic to them both…A sad and wise story, told with grace—a superb novel by a writer of the most admirable energy.”—John Irving