Elisa Segrave

Running Scared

Story of a Marriage


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This deceptively simple novel, set in Norway and told in exquisitely lean prose, is full of erotic exchanges between a married couple. At times painful to read, it is also compulsive. The narrator, still in love with his wife – he calls her Timmy after an upbeat cartoon character – tries to make sense of their twenty-year marriage. The tale unfolds with the inevitability of a Greek tragedy.

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