By Ron Hansen
From the acclaimed writer of Atticus and Mariette in Ecstasy comes a classy novel set within the hard-drinking, fast-living ny urban of the Jazz Age that follows enthusiasts in a torrid affair on an arc of homicide and sexual self-destruction.
Based on a true case whose lurid info scandalized american citizens in 1927 and offered hundreds of thousands of newspapers, acclaimed novelist Ron Hansen’s most recent paintings is a travel de strength of erotic rigidity and looming violence. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Ruth Snyder is a voluptuous, reckless, and altogether impossible to resist girl who needs not just to flee her husband yet that he die—and the earlier the higher. No much less depressing in his personal tedious marriage is Judd grey, a dapper corset-and-brassiere salesman who travels the Northeast peddling his wares. He meets Ruth in a new york diner, and shortly they're accomplishing a white-hot affair concerning lodge rooms, mystery letters, clandestine travels, and especially, Ruth’s expanding insistence that Judd kill her husband. may he do it? might he? What follows is an exhilarating exposition of a homicide plan, a police research, the lovers’ try and get away prosecution, and a last reckoning for either one of them that lays naked the horror and sorrow of what they've got performed. Dazzlingly well-written and artfully developed, this impossible-to-put-down tale marks the go back of an American grasp recognized for his dependent and brilliant novels that lower cleanly to the essence of the human middle, constantly and immediately mysterious and full of wish.
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Herminie Arnault-Grossetière gets married. Continues his law studies. In the literary salons meets Dumas père and ﬁls. Writes plays, including La Conspiration des poudres (‘The Gunpowder Plot’). Passes law degree. Father allows him to stay on in Paris. Writes more plays. Organizes a dining club called The Eleven Bachelors, reciting his love poetry to them. His one-act comedy Les Pailles rompues (‘Broken Straws’) runs for twelve nights at Dumas’s Théâtre historique, and is published. Meets author Jacques Arago and explorers and scientists and xl 1852–5 1856 1857 1859–60 1861 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 Chronology frequents Adrien Talexy’s musical salon.
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A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion: A Novel by Ron Hansen