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  • The Story of a Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband's fragile health but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep and everything changes. All the certainties by which Pearlie has lived and tried to protect her family are thrown into doubt.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed as well

  • By Margaret on 10-03-08

Too painful

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

The writing and narration are superb; but the story’s pain is more than I can bear.