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The Train Now Departing
The Train Now Departing
Author: Martha Grimes
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ISBN-13: 9780451203755
ISBN-10: 0451203755
Publication Date: 6/1/2001
Pages: 198
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Two non-series novellas.
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Subtle and perceptive, atmospheric and lyrical, these two beautifully accomplished andthematically linked novellas are deceptively profound in their exploration and identity within human relationships
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This includes two novellas.....The Train Now Departing, and When the Mousetrap Closes.
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The latest offering from Grimes, the author of the popular Richard Jury mystery series, consists of a pair of atmospheric novellas. While both stories center on middle-aged, single women whose careful, well-ordered lives are gradually altered by meals they share with male acquaintances, these two novellas are quite distinct in their ambience and characterization. In "The Train Now Departing," Grimes eerily depicts a bright, analytical woman teetering into madness. "When the Mousetrap Closes" is the story of Edith Parenger, a woman whose desperate loneliness is pitted against her keen powers of observation in an unflinching exploration of the power of illusion. Although these stories are not mysteries, they are full of suspense and surprise. These carefully written little gems showcase Grimes at her best.
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Two novellas - "The Train Now Departing" & "When the Mousetrap Closes". Both very enjoyable reads and a departure if you are only familiar with Grimes's mystery novels. Both are somewhat bleak in tone and involve a woman's relationship with a man. In each there is a sense of desperation, although I was somewhat exasperated with the female character in "Train" as I couldn't grasp just why she was maintaining this relationship.