The Physics of Sunset

The Physics of Sunset

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Two very different people--a poet at the end of a bitter divorce and an architect whose wife is pulled away from their home by an increasing ambition--are drawn together in an unexpected, erotic, and doomed love affair that will profoundly affect both their lives

Blackwell North Amer
When "an active grief suddenly yawns open for no good reason in the middle of her life," Anna Bell-Shay finds herself inexorably drawn to Alec Baxter, a celebrated architect. Both are transplanted Easterners in a form of exile in Berkeley, an enclave they find something less than paradise.
Alec - intense, intellectual, Jewish, an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis I. Kahn - advocates the beauty of orderly buildings as ardently as he upholds the structure of his marriage. Anna is a poet, self-effacing and calm, devoted to the elegance of language. Against a backdrop of California's signature disasters - earthquakes, floods, urban wildfire - Alec and Anna explore an unexpected, extramarital physical passion with a recklessness that threatens the balance of their carefully constructed lives.

Baker
& Taylor

Two very different people--a poet at the end of an exhausting and bitter divorce and a celebrated architect whose wife is pulled away from their home by an increasing ambition--are drawn together in an unexpected, erotic, and doomed love affair that will profoundly affect both their lives. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679424833
0679424830
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 25 cm

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