From the New York Times bestselling author of Room, Emma Donoghue, Hood is a graceful tale of a young woman who must come to terms with love and loss in the wake of her partner146;s sudden passing. The New York Times Book Review calls Hood 147;utterly charming,148; writing that, 147;Ms. Donoghue displays her confidence by avoiding the grandiose and the showy, and dipping into the ordinary with control and the occasional sustaining descriptive flashes of a born writer.148; For readers of Jeanette Winterson146;s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Joyce Carol Oates146;s The Widow146;s Story, Donoghue146;s Hood is a masterfully crafted narrative of relationships and a daring, deft exploration of the love146;s imperfection151;and how it can nonetheless dominate our lives as we grow and change.
Pen and Cara meet in a convent school and become friends and then lovers, in a romance that is far from simple. Years later, when Cara dies in an accident, Pen looks back over their 14-year relationship, attempting to make sense of their lives together.
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- October 25, 2011
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- Emma Donoghue