Picturing the Wreck

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Doubleday, 1996 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Thirty years after a torrid affair with a patient destroyed the family and reputation of psychoanalyst Solomon Grossman, the chancest of coincidences presents him with what he believes is an opportunity to make up for his past mistakes. Watching television coverage of a devastating airplane crash in Los Angeles, Solomon recognizes the National Transportation safety officer in charge as the son he hasn't seen since his wife left him after his affair. Solomon leaves his busy New York office and, in the hope of a reconciliation, travels to the scene of the disaster. What follows is the haunting story of his fall from respectability, told through vivid flashbacks, and his desperate attempt to redeem himself and his life in the eyes of his son.

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Ah, the human condition...so vulnerable. So many things tip the balance, make people angry, chane everything. Solomon Grossman's wife and son walked out on him thirty years ago when the boy was only a ... Read full review


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Dani Shapiro is the author of the novels Black & White and Family History and the bestselling memoir Slow Motion. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Elle, Vogue, O, and other publications.

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