Before, During, After

A gorgeously rendered, passionate account of a relationship threatened by secrets.

By Richard Bausch Read by Neil Shah Fiction English, Unabridged 12h 49m Sell Sheet Also available on
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
11 Audio CDs August 12, 2014 $59.99 $47.99 9781629239019 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs August 12, 2014 $29.99 $19.99 9781629239057 Add to Cart
							When Natasha, a talented young artist working as a congressional aide, meets Michael Faulk, an Episcopalian priest struggling with his faith, the stars seem to align. Within months they are engaged. Shortly before their wedding, while Natasha is vacationing in Jamaica and Faulk is in New York attending the wedding of a family friend, the terrorist attacks of September 11 shatter the tranquility of the nation’s summer. Convinced that Faulk is dead, Natasha makes an error in judgment that leads to a private trauma. A few days later, she and Faulk are reunited, but the horror of that day and Natasha’s inability to speak of it inexorably divide their relationship. They move to Memphis and begin their new life together, but their marriage quickly descends into repression, anxiety, and suspicion.

"Winner of everything from a PEN/Malamud Award to the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Bausch offers a 20th work of fiction that blends private and public trauma to devastating effect." - Library Journal