By Dani Shapiro
Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is remodeled via time--abraded, reinforced, formed in astonishing and infrequently terrifying methods by chance and event. With braveness and incessant honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her condominium, her marriage, and her middle, and invitations us to witness her personal marital reckoning--a reckoning within which she confronts either the lifestyles she dreamed of and the lifestyles she made, and struggles to reconcile the lady she was once with the lady she has turn into.
What are the forces that form our such a lot elemental bonds? How will we make lifelong commitments within the face of identities which are always moving, and dedicate ourselves forever while the self is so frequently in flux? What occurs to like within the face of the unforeseen, within the face of sadness and compromise--how will we wrest good looks from imperfection, locate grace within the traditional, wish what we have now instead of what we lack? Drawing on literature, poetry, philosophy, and theology, Shapiro writes gloriously of the thrill and demanding situations of matrimonial lifestyles, in a luminous narrative that unfurls with pressing immediacy and sharp intelligence. crafty, intensely emotional paintings from one among our best writers.
From the Hardcover edition.