By Lionel Shriver
Tennis has been Willy Novinsky's one love ever given that she first picked up a racquet on the age of 4. A middle-ranked seasoned at twenty-three, she's met her fit in Eric Oberdorf, a low-ranked, untested Princeton grad who additionally intends to make his mark at the foreign tennis circuit. Eric turns into Willy's first ardour off the courtroom, and finally they marry. yet whereas wedded lifestyles starts off good, full-tilt pageant quickly places a pressure on their relationship—and an unforeseen twist of fate sends pushed and talented Willy sliding irrevocably towards resentment, tragedy, and depression.
From acclaimed writer Lionel Shriver comes an excellent and unflinching novel in regards to the devastating price of prizing success over love.
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Though she’d never been a contender here, familiarity with the tunnels and locker rooms, of which the public were ignorant, infused her with a proprietary sense of access. At the NTC she dared to believe, as Eric did daily with such unnatural ease, that center court was her destiny. With amazement, Willy was led by the hand on September 7, not up switchbacking ramps to the upper tiers of rowdy proles, but to the hallowed courtside seats reserved for corporations and blueblood families. Screwed on the backs of their chairs gleamed two plastic plaques: OBERDORE.
Pulled hamstrings could put you out of the game for weeks; Max took no chances. As she braced against the net post, Max kneeled at her feet and cradled an ankle on his shoulder. Gradually he stood nearly upright, which brought his groin level with her open crotch. Willy grunted at the ache in her thigh. As Max lowered her leg and prepared to lift the next, she glanced over at Eric, who was intently rewrapping his grip. When the recital was mercifully over, she abbreviated introductions. ” Eric’s mouth twitched.
Double Fault: A Novel by Lionel Shriver