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Shadow Tag

Pub Date: 2011-02-01 Pages: 272 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US When Irene America discovers that her artist husband. Gil. has been reading her diary. she begins a secret Blue Notebook. stashed securely in a safe-deposit box . There she records the truth about her life and marriage. while turning her Red Diary-hidden where Gil will find it-into a manipulative charade. As Irene and Gil fight to keep up appearances for their three children. their home becomes a place of increasing violence and secrecy. And Irene drifts into alcoholism. moving ever closer to the ultimate destruction of a relationship filled with shadowy need and strange ironies. Alternating between Irenes twin journals and an unflinching third-person narrative. Louise Erdrichs Shadow Tag fearlessly explores the complex nature of love. the fluid boundaries of identity. and the anatomy of one family...

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