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First Vintage Contemporaries Edition of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin - first time in paperback - published in August 2008.
Joshua Henkin has studied fiction writing at the University of Michigan, and now he teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Brooklyn College.
It's been ten years since his first novel, Swimming Across the Hudson, was published.
A lot of things have happened in the last ten years that make the Matrimony appropriate. Joshua got married and had two children. He also has been teaching creative writing, like the character in his book. The Swimming Across the Hudson took him three years; Matrimony took him ten... The prose and the scenes are very tight, yet the book takes place over the course of twenty years and is set in numerous locations - NYC, Western Massachusetts, Ann Harbor, Berkeley, Iowa City. This is a novel about love and hope, friendship and commitment, loss and betrayal... This entertaining novel portraying the complexities of modern world, explores in depth friendship and marriage, and reveals a gentle writing style.

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