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 23, 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.More
"Lionel Shriver has something new..Whether you go for tennis or not, the furious back-and-forth of the game in Double Fault can hypnotize you..Shriver brings an insider's knowledge and a truly athletic prose to her descriptions of what happens on the court." (New York Newsday)
"A brilliant tale of doomed love..This is not a novel about tennis or rivalry; it's about love, marriage and the balance of power in relationships....Double Fault is a compelling and playfully ironic take on the sex wars, blistering with.brilliant writing and caustic language." (The Observer, London)
"The narration by soap-opera actress Renée Raudman brings an air of theatricality.... Fans of the genre will be giddy with delight." (Publishers Weekly)
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