Sudden RainBook - 2005
"Set in the fall of 1972, Sudden Rain is a drama that offers great insight into the nature of marriage - both then and now. The story centers around middle-class couples of three different generations and the ways in which their relationships and home lives are affected by the trends (specifically the rise in divorce and feminism) of the time. In the suburbs around Los Angeles, traditional housewives in their thirties and forties are starting to ask whether they are satisfied by their everyday lives. Meanwhile, at least one young woman in her early twenties feels paralyzed by her options. Tom and Nedith have been married for thirty years, but their union is rooted firmly in the mores of the 1950's: he works hard as an engineer; she stays at home; neither is happy. Meanwhile, their son, Pete, has recently split from his wife, Killian, after less than a year of marriage. Their neighbor Cynny sees herself as reasonably happy in her marriage to Jim - until she has an eye-opening conversation with one of her girlfriends, and begins to stray. Cynny's friend Nancy - who knows she's unhappy in her marriage - determines to go looking for fulfillment but stumbles into something so unexpected, it may make everyone in the community reconsider the choices they've made. The novel all takes place in one stormy L.A. weekend, as a literal fog of unrest blows into town and alters these marriages forever."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Pub., c2005.
Characteristics: viii, 434 p.