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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas
by Cherise Wolas

First Edition. Signed.
Price: $27.99

New York, NY: Flatiron (August 29, 2017)

First Edition. Signed.

Fine in dust jacket.

An audacious and dazzling debut novel--think Shirley Jackson meets Claire Messud and Lauren Groff--about a woman who struggles with the sacrifices required by motherhood and how an unthinkable betrayal confirms her deepest fears.

When Joan Ashby meets her future husband, Martin, she is frank from the beginning: nothing can stand in the way of her career. Joan Ashby is a prodigy, a darling of the literary world by age 25, acclaimed for her dark and singular stories. But after her marriage, the life Joan intended to leave spins away from her, and she finds herself raising two sons in a Virginia suburb. She has made her peace with this—or at least that’s what she tells herself as she steals moments to write between school drop-offs and household chores. She can never be ordinary, though, and her precocious young sons grow up with the burden of her genius.

Two decades later, Joan’s sons are grown and she has finally completed her masterpiece, the novel she was destined to write. But just as she is poised to reclaim the spotlight, a betrayal of Shakespearean proportion threatens to undo everything she has worked for.

Epic, propulsive, and incredibly ambitious, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a story about sacrifice and motherhood, privilege and the weight of expectation. Cherise Wolas’s debut introduces an indelible heroine who is candid about her struggles and unapologetic in her ambition.

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