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About the Author: Robert Goolrick

I was born in a small university town in Virginia, a town in which, besides teaching, the chief preoccupations were drinking bourbon and telling complex anecdotes, stories about people who lived down the road, stories about ancestors who had died a hundred years before. For southerners, the past is as real as the present; it is not even past, as Faulkner said.

I went to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and then lived in Europe for several years, thinking that I would be an actor or a painter, two things for which I had a passion that outran my talent. I wrote an early novel, and then my parents disinherited me, so I moved to New York, which is where small-town people move to do and say the things they can't do or say at home, and I ended up working in advertising, a profession that feeds on young people who have an amorphous talent and no particular focus.

Fired in my early fifties, the way people are in advertising, I tried to figure out what to do with the rest of my life, and I came back around to the pastime that had filled the days and nights of my childhood: telling complex anecdotes about the living and the dead. I think, when we read, we relish and devour remarkable voices, but these are, in the end, stories we remember.

I live in a tiny town in Virginia in a great old farmhouse on a wide and serene river with my dog, whose name is Preacher. Since he has other interests besides listening to my stories, I tell them to you.


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Paperback, Published in Mar 2011 by Salamandra

ISBN10: | ISBN13: 9788498383546

Page count: 288

Una gélida tarde de otoño, en una remota población de Wisconsin a principios del siglo pasado, un hombre maduro aguarda en el andén la llegada de una mujer. Se trata de Ralph Truitt, el personaje más poderoso del lugar, alguien envidiado, temido y profundamente solitario, que en su deseo de disponer de una mujer sencilla y honrada que lo acompañe en su mansión, en medio de la nada, ha puesto un anuncio solicitando «una esposa de fiar».

Sin embargo, la joven que se baja del tren, Catherine Land, no se ajusta exactamente a las expectativas del señor Truitt. Atractiva, esquiva y enigmática, su aceptación de casarse con una persona veinte años mayor sugiere algún plan oculto. Pero en caso de haberlo, lo que Catherine no ha calculado es que puede que el huraño Ralph también tenga su plan y, sobre todo, que esté dispuesto a hacer lo que sea para llevarlo hasta el final.

Era una mujer sola que había respondido a un anuncio personal de un periódico, una mujer que había viajado kilómetros y kilómetros con un billete que no había pagado con su propio dinero. No era dulce ni sentimental; tampoco sencilla ni honrada. Estaba desesperada y llena de esperanzas al mismo tiempo. Era como todas esas mujeres de cuyos sueños ingenuos se mofaba y reía con sus amigas. Sólo que ahora estaba mirando a la cara de una de esas mujeres, y ya no tenía ninguna gracia.

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