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A Small Indiscretion free pdf Fans of "Everything I Never Told You" and "The Girl on the Train" will devour this page-turning literary debut about a harrowing coming-of-age and a marriage under siege from O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison. "Ellison is a tantalizing storyteller, dropping delicious hints of foreshadowing and shifting back and forth in time, . . . moving her story forward with cinematic verve."--"USA Today"" " At nineteen, Annie Black abandons California for a London winter of drinking to oblivion and looking for love in the wrong places. Twenty years later, she is a happily married mother of three living in San Francisco. Then one morning, a photograph arrives in her mailbox, and an old obsession is awakened. After a return trip to London, Annie's marriage falters, her store floods, and her son, Robbie, takes a night-time ride that nearly costs him his life. Now Annie must fight to save her family by untangling the mysteries of that reckless winter in Europe that drew an invisible map of her future. With the brilliant pacing and emotional precision that won Jan Ellison an O. Henry Prize for her first published story, "A Small Indiscretion" announces a major new voice in suspense fiction as it unfolds a story of denial, obsession, love, forgiveness--and one woman's reckoning with her own fateful mistakes. Praise for "A Small Indiscretion" "Ellison masterfully captures the confusing and powerful moment when a young woman realizes her effect on men. Compellingly sympathetic characters bring the London chapter of Annie's story to dramatic life. If you are clinging to a stash of letters and ticket stubs from old lovers, "Indiscretion" may have you rethinking the cost of holding on to the past rather than basking in the virtues of the present."--"USA Today"" " "Astonishing . . . This voice is alive. It knows something. It will take us somewhere. The magic is accomplished so fast, so subtly, that most readers hardly notice. . . . "A Small Indiscretion" is rich with suspense. . . . Delectable elements of this terrific first novel abound: Its characters are round and real. . . . Ellison gives us an achingly physical sense of family life. . . . Lovely writing guides us through, driven by a quiet generosity. . . . This voice knows something, and by the end of the novel, so do we."--"San Francisco Chronicle"" " "Rich and detailed . . . The plot explodes delightfully, with suspense and a few twists. Using second-person narration and hypnotic prose, Ellison's debut novel is both juicy and beautifully written. How do I know it's juicy? A stranger started reading it over my shoulder on the New York City subway, and told me he was sorry that I was turning the pages too quickly."--"Flavorwire" "Are those wild college days ever really behind you? Happily married Annie finds out."--"Cosmopolitan"" ""An impressive fiction debut . . . both a psychological mystery and a study of the divide between desire and duty."--"San Jose Mercury News"" ""A novel to tear through on a plane ride or on the beach . . . I was drawn into a web of secrets, a world of unrequited love and youthful mistakes that feel heightened and more romantic on the cold winter streets of London, Paris, and Ireland."--"Bustle"

About Jan Ellison

Jan Ellison is a graduate of Stanford University and San Francisco State University's MFA Program. She has published award-winning short fiction, and was the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry Prize for her first story to appear in print. Her work has also been shortlisted for "Best American Short Stories" and the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. "A Small Indiscretion" is her first book.

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Author : Jan Ellison
Publisher : Random House
Data Published : 20 January 2015
ISBN : 0812995449
EAN : 9780812995442
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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