Book Reviews of A Window Across the River

A Window Across the River
A Window Across the River
Author: Brian Morton
ISBN-13: 9780156030120
ISBN-10: 0156030128
Publication Date: 9/7/2004
Pages: 300
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A "Today's Book Club" choice; well-written, with interesting, complicated characters. A 21st century New Yorkers love story: the 'boy' (about 40) has health problems, a missing sister about whom he worries, and dreams that, despite early promise, have not come to fruition. The 'girl' - an old girlfriend about to jettison her current relationship - is a driven writer, who also has not quite yet made it, and realizes that she writes her best stuff when she cannibalizes her relationships and bases unattractive characters on the people she loves. Explores issues of honesty, trust, self-deception, intimacy and the conflict of all of those with 'art.'