It is 1953, and America is still haunted by the war. Pearlie and Holland live quietly with their son in San Francisco, with a barkless dog in a vine-covered house. Apart from Holland's elderly aunts, the family have no regular visitors. That is until one day, a neat and elegantly dressed gentleman named Buzz appears at their door. "The Story of a Marriage" portrays three people trapped by the restrictions of their era, and reveals how we can never truly know the ones we love.
A heartbreakingly beautiful love story full of secrets and astonishments set in the changing world of 1950s San Francisco.
Andrew Sean Greer was born in Washington, DC, the son of two scientists. He studied writing at Brown University and received his MFA from the University of Montana. He soon moved to San Francisco and began to publish in magazines such as Esquire, The Paris Review and The New Yorker before releasing a collection of his stories, How It Was for Me. His first novel, The Path of Minor Planets, was published to much acclaim in 2001, and his second book, The Confessions of Max Tivoli, 2004 is an American bestseller. He lives in San Francisco.