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The Hours: A Novel

The Hours: A Novel
Author: Michael Cunningham
ISBN 13: 9780312243029
ISBN 10: 312243022
Edition: 1st Thus.
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2000-01-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $16.00

In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf's last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Richard, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family.

USA Today - Ann Prichard

Michael Cunningham's novel The Hours is that rare combination: a smashing lliterary tour de force and an utterly invigorating reading experience. If this book does not make you jump up from the sofa, looking at life and literature in new ways, check to see if you have a pulse.