The Headmaster's Wife (Paperback)
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The Headmaster's Wife (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/05/2014
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Arthur Winthrop is a middle-aged headmaster at an elite prep school in Vermont. When he is arrested for an act that is incredibly out of character, the strait-laced, married headmaster confesses to a much more serious crime.

Arthur reveals that he has had a passionate affair with a scholarship student called Betsy Pappas. But Betsy is a fickle and precocious teenager. When she switches her attentions to a classmate, Arthur's passion for Betsy turns, by degrees, into something far darker. Now Arthur must tell the truth about what happened to Betsy. But can Arthur's version of events be trusted - or is the reality much more complex and unnerving?

The Headmaster's Wife is a dark, sinuous and compelling novel about marriage and obsessive love.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782391715
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A truly remarkable novel. I read the second half of The Headmaster's Wife with my mouth open, my jaw having dropped at the end of the first. Thomas Christopher Greene knows how to hook a reader and land him -- Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of EMPIRE FALLS
An accomplished and artful storyteller, Greene has surprises in store as he unspools a plot that becomes as poignant as it is unpredictable -- Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED
I devoured this book. Both psychologically complex and wickedly fast paced -- Julianna Baggott, bestselling author of PURE
Incredibly beautiful and compulsively readable, The Headmaster's Wife will keep you mesmerized into the wee hours. A master storyteller, Greene's biggest achievement is proving that the most complex mystery of all is how and why we love -- Kimberly McCreight, bestselling author of RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA
Greene's haunting tale tracks the unraveling of a marriage. It starts, eerily, with a naked man's arrest... then twists back in time through love, grief, betrayal, and love again * Good Housekeeping US *
Nothing is what it appears in this brilliant story of a life gone awry... The author's true intentions make this tale even more remarkable, for the book is, at its core, a trenchant examination of one family's terrible loss and how the aftermath of tragedy can make or break a person's soul * Publishers Weekly *

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“Absolutely brilliant read”

The minute I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. It keeps you going, through all the twists and turns, right through to the end.
Arthur Winthrop, the headmaster of a prestigious private school, is found... More

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“Utterly compelling!”

What a great story - completely absorbing and utterly compelling! Had I not had to go to work everyday, I would have devoured this book in one sitting!
It is the story of Arthur Winthrop, headmaster at a prestigious... More

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“Brilliant Mystery”

The Headmaster’s Wife Simply Stunning

Like all good stories this has a beginning a middle and an end and have called the three parts; Acrimony, Expectations and After just to help us out. I am sure there will be... More

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