Summer people: a novel

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Summit Books, 1989 - Fiction - 380 pages
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Dinah, Willie, and Susan have long outlived the scandal associated with their ten-year-old menage-a-trois. Dinah, an avante-garde compler, treasures her independence. Yet it takes Willie's kindness and Susan's fire to sustain her. Willie is a left-wing sculptor in a right-wing age. And Susan, his wife, is a fabric designer who craves glamour, wealth, and the attentions of the summer people who visit Cape Cod every year. Then one summer, the balance shifts. Passions are tested, honesty forsaken, and the trio must face the changes brought by their beautiful visitors . . .

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User Review  - gaudeo - Goodreads

This book was a little hard to get into, because I felt like Piercy was doing more telling than showing--not to mention the threesome that lies at the heart of the book. But the characters did grow on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

I've read this book several times before and thing that always strikes me is the incredibly well-developed characters. They seem so real to me and I can easily relate them to people I know or something I see in myself. A great book! Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1989)

Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke award. Besides writing her own novles and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod.

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