Book ‘MacArthur Park’ by Judith Freeman

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A captivating, emotionally taut novel about the complexities of a friendship between two women — and how it shapes, and reshapes, both of their lives. “Filled with gorgeous prose and deep emotion… Explores what it means to be an artist, delves into the vicissitudes of life and death, and takes us on journey through the splendor (and sometimes ugliness) of the American West — with dollops of Flaubert, Faulkner, Chekhov, Collette, and Chandler along the way.” — Lisa See. Jolene and Verna share complicated ties that have crystallized over time. Beginning when they were girls discovering their needs and desires, their ongoing stories have been inextricably linked. But when Verna marries Vincent, Jolene’s ex-husband, their paths may have finally, permanently diverged…

Publisher: Pantheon (October 12, 2021); Pages: 445 pages; ISBN-10: 0593315952; ISBN-13: 978-0593315958; ASIN:‎ B08SWHHQ32

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Author’s biography: JUDITH FREEMAN is the author of four novels (Red Water, The Chinchilla Farm, Set for Life, and A Desert of Pure Feeling), a collection of stories (Family Attractions), a biography of Raymond Chandler (The Long Embrace), and a memoir (The Latter Days). She lives in California and Idaho.