How does a marriage fall apart? Beginning at the end of Cassandra and Abe's relationship, the story opens with the two on an afternoon sailing trip with their teenage daughter, Elizabeth. When Abe discovers that Cassandra has been unfaithful, he erupts in a fit of anger and jumps ship, leaving mother and daughter to navigate their way through San Francisco Bay without him. He finally reappears eight years later. This is a tale about decent but flawed people-the volatile Cassandra, blazing with helplessness and grief; literal Abe, good at doctoring but bad at messes; and Elizabeth, desperate to find a way to help her parents. Hill handles the intimate family ties with care and tenderness, even as they unravel.
"Katherine Hill's The Violet Hour reminds us that in every family mistakes are made-and redemption is possible. A wise, engrossing novel of familial love, betrayal, and forgiveness."-Kate Walbert, author of A Short History of Women
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