Double Fault

A Novel

by Lionel Shriver,

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  • 0061915890
  • 9780061711381
  • 9780061915895
  • 9780061802966
  • 9780061802980
  • 9780061802973

Tennis has been Willy Novinsky's one love ever since she first picked up a racquet at the age of four. A middle-ranked pro at twenty-three, she's met her match in Eric Oberdorf, a low-ranked, untested Princeton grad who also intends to make his mark on the international tennis circuit. Eric becomes Willy's first passion off the court, and eventually they marry. But while wedded life begins well, full-tilt competition soon puts a strain on their relationship—and an unexpected accident sends driven and gifted Willy sliding irrevocably toward resentment, tragedy, and despair.

From acclaimed author Lionel Shriver comes a brilliant and unflinching novel about the devastating cost of prizing achievement over love.

  • HarperCollins; May 2009
  • ISBN 9780061802966
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Double Fault
  • Author: Lionel Shriver; Barrington Saddler LLC
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061915890
  • 9780061711381
  • 9780061915895
  • 9780061802966
  • 9780061802980
  • 9780061802973

In The Press

“Shriver explores the obsessive side of Willy’s character and confronts some disconcerting truths that defy a pat, politically correct resolution….Shriver shows in a masterstroke why character is fate and how sport reveals it.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061915890
  • 9780061711381
  • 9780061915895
  • 9780061802966
  • 9780061802980
  • 9780061802973