The Year of Silence - Madison Smartt Bell

The Year of Silence

By Madison Smartt Bell

  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Genre: Literary
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The Year of Silence Madison Smartt Bell Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The National Book Award–finalist movingly examines the lives of a group of New Yorkers deeply affected by one woman’s troubled lifeand death.
 
Marian is haunted by an unspoken past reflected in the choices she makes. Whether it’s her drug addiction or her dubious affairs, she finds herself increasingly adrift and alone. Yet in a city of millions, her story plays a part in the lives of others.
 
Jaded cops who register Marian at a glance, a lover who agonizes over her abortion, a close friend stunned by her tragic overdose, a panhandling dwarf making the rounds in her Upper West Side neighborhood—each story weaves back and forth through time, revealing a compelling, compassionate portrait of one woman’s tragic fate.
 
In a novel whose “structure combines delicacy and great tensile strength . . . Bell’s voice is increasingly diverse, accurate and, in this book of mourning, powerfully moving” (Publishers Weekly). One of America’s finest storytellers shows once again that he is a writer of “superb command” (The New York Times).

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