These two unique novels tell the stories of Jack and Brenda Bowman during a rare weekend apart in their many years of marriage. Jack is at home coping with domestic crises and two uncouth adolescents, while immobilized by self-doubt and questioning his worth as a historian. Brenda, travelling alone for the first time, is in a strange city grappling with an array of emotions and toying with the idea of an affair. Intimate and insightful yet never sentimental, 'Happenstance' is a profound portrait of a marriage and the differences between the sexes that bring life - and a sense of isolation - into even the most loving of relationships.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thatotter - LibraryThing
Interesting premise...essentially two books in one, where you learn what happens during five days that a married couple spends away from each other, from each of their perspectives. The focus on ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nocto - LibraryThing
Catching up with a big backlog of read books, hence very short writeups. This is two separate stories The Wife's Tale and The Husband's Tale set during the same period of time. It wasn't anything like ... Read full review