The book that moved millions: This stunning evocation of turn-of-the-century Boston and a modern classic of literary romantic fiction, is being reissued with a new cover alongside other classic titles from the Abacus list in our 40th Anniversary year
'In the time it takes for her to walk from the bathhouse at the seawall of Fortune's Rock, where she has left her boots and discreetly pulled off her stockings, to the waterline along which the sea continually licks the pink and silver sand, she learns about desire.' It is the summer of 1899, and Olympia Biddeford and her parents have retired from the heat of Boston to the coastal resort of Fortune's Rock. When the celebrated essayist John Haskell is invited to stay, no one foresees the affair that is to follow. What begins as the briefest of silences becomes a relationship that is both passionate and destructible - six hot weeks that will shape the rest of their lives.
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Anita Shreve is the author of many acclaimed works, including Eden Close, The Weight of Water, The Last Time They Met, Sea Glass, All He Ever Wanted, Light on Snow, Testimony and Rescue. She was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for the Weight of Water. She lives in Massachusetts.
Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
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Little, Brown Book Group
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