A reflective novel; tracing the lives and long term friendship between two American couples in the mid Twentieth Century. It’s written from the perspective of one of the husbands and a main theme is marriage and mutual dependence. I found it a tad intense at times, very much so in the final scenes as one of the characters is on the point of death. And I was slightly puzzled by the variable attention given to the characters, particularly Sally who was given a rather two-dimensional description, in comparison to the others.
Read again? I doubt it.
A relatively quick read coming up this week; The Chequer Board by Nevil Shute