Hardback We are not ourselves / Matthew Thomas.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780007548217 (hbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster.
The product of a stormy upbringing in an Irish Catholic enclave of New York City, Eileen craves stability. Coming of age in the early sixties, she meets and marries a young scientist named Edmund Leary. But while Eileen wants more for her family, Ed won't give up teaching for a better-paid job. Inadvertently Eileen starts to climb her own career ladder in nursing. She pushes Ed into finding a new home, but it becomes clear that his resistance is part of a deeply troubling psychological shift.
620 pages ; 24 cm