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Man and Wife

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

3.8
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 304 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional

Isbn-10: 0002261839 | Isbn-13: 9780002261838 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Paperback , Audio Cassette , Audio CD , Softcover and Stapled , eBook , Others

Category: Fiction & Literature

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Book Description
Harry Silver returns to face life in the 'blended family'. A wonderful new novel about modern times, which can be read as a sequel to the million selling Man and Boy, or completely on its own. Man and Wife is a novel about love and marriage - about why we fall in love and why we marry; about why we stay and why we go. Harry Silver is a man coming to terms with a divorce and a new marriage. He has to juggle with time and relationships, with his wife and his ex-wife, his son and his stepdaughter, his own work and his wife's fast-growing career. Meanwhile his mother, who stood so steadfastly by his father until he died, is not getting any younger or stronger herself. In fact, everything in Harry's life seems complicated. And when he meets a woman in a million, it gets even more so...Man and Wife stands on its own as a brilliant novel about families in the new century, written with all the humour, passion and superb storytelling that have made Tony Parsons a favourite author in over thirty countries.
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    Harry Silver returns to face life in the "blended family" in this love story with a moral twist. The end of "Man and Boy" saw him heading for his second marriage. This story, which can be read as a sequel or on its own, finds him wondering if the ensuing complications will prove too much.

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  • 4

    這本書把我丟入失落的邊緣。我閱讀到的是一個男人對愛情、生活、孩子的掙扎。雖然某方面來說,男主角是個混帳。結婚、生子、外遇、離婚、結婚、外遇....都快無限循環了。忠貞似乎對他而言並不存在,他所依循的似乎是自己的感覺感情。可是不知道為什麼,我雖然覺得他很混帳,但是我看到他真摯的情感,對孩子的真誠。即使我覺得他很混帳,但我卻羨慕他。

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  • 4

    Sequel of Man and boy

    Good start, then depressing as you really wonder about men0s infedelity. Loved the little boy though.

    Characters: Harry Silver, Syd

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  • 5

    Storia a tratti irritante nella prima parte, ma poi verso la fine, le ultime 100 pagine mi hanno catturato, e mi è piaciuto molto.
    Ottimo esercizio per allenare il proprio inglese.

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    「在一個有許多選擇的世界裡,我們選擇了彼此。」雖然一句甜美的話,但卻來自內心許多的掙扎。作者對於什麼是家庭,又做了一番探討。喜歡書中男主角的直率誠實,總比那些滿口道德的人,要來得好。

    不過這些狀況離現在的我,還是太遙遠了。

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  • 4

    這本書算是[男人與孩子]的續集,一樣是最近又重新拿起來看的一本書,還沒看完,也忘了全部的劇情,但我還是為主角的蠢腦袋與衝動老二感到悲哀...主角與他也曾經歷一段婚姻、也有一位孩子的妻子,共組了"混合家庭",但自己卻又因為想要自由的因子作祟,而又開始在外與女生約會,享受柏拉圖是的性愛,抱在一起.熱烈的親吻卻不做愛?!他一再覺得他終於又再次遇到他生命中完美的女性,與現任的妻子,他曾經也認為是他完美的女性,關係見行見遠,他的一部份渴望不斷地追尋自由;一方面渴望自己成為一位忠貞堅實的父親與丈夫。在他妻子打算離他而去的時候,妻子的女兒他的繼女因車禍受傷,他才覺悟自己想要的就在身邊,「婚姻不是限制住 ...continue

    這本書算是[男人與孩子]的續集,一樣是最近又重新拿起來看的一本書,還沒看完,也忘了全部的劇情,但我還是為主角的蠢腦袋與衝動老二感到悲哀...主角與他也曾經歷一段婚姻、也有一位孩子的妻子,共組了"混合家庭",但自己卻又因為想要自由的因子作祟,而又開始在外與女生約會,享受柏拉圖是的性愛,抱在一起.熱烈的親吻卻不做愛?!他一再覺得他終於又再次遇到他生命中完美的女性,與現任的妻子,他曾經也認為是他完美的女性,關係見行見遠,他的一部份渴望不斷地追尋自由;一方面渴望自己成為一位忠貞堅實的父親與丈夫。在他妻子打算離他而去的時候,妻子的女兒他的繼女因車禍受傷,他才覺悟自己想要的就在身邊,「婚姻不是限制住你的自由,而是給你自由」他的妻子如是說,而他的媽媽,一位生命中、一位眼中、一位心中只有一位男人的女性,即便以前依賴著她已過世的丈夫,但在丈夫過世後,卻又堅強的面對自己身體的疼痛--乳癌,她告訴她的兒子維持婚姻的方式,「你只要一直保持戀愛的狀態就好啦!」你可以一直變換戀愛的對象,但你也可以和你的丈夫/妻子,一直保持戀愛的狀態。我突然可以體諒書中的主角,他的確有著男性共同擁有的衝動的老二,但身為女人的我,何嘗不想要一直享受戀愛的感覺,對於自己的身份變成已婚女子,聽到年輕的同事羞澀的談著她要萌芽卻又乾涸的戀情,我是心動的,覺得戀愛真好,如果可以再談一場戀愛多好,我身體的血液也許又會再度奔騰、心跳加速,不會有生活上柴米油鹽的瑣事和叨念,但你清楚的知道,這不是你想要的生活,應付一個都來不及了,哪有心神再分給其他男人(小兒子除外),也許怕麻煩也是一種優點.我很高興故事的結局是他們有了"共同的"寶貝,不是你的繼女我的養子,然後他們願意一起面對並且放下那一段幾乎走到盡頭的婚姻關係,重新開始.

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