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Evenings at Five

Gail Godwin

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Every evening at five o'clock, Christina and Rudy stopped work and began the ritual commonly known as Happy Hour. Rudy mixed Christina's drink with loving precision, the cavalier slosh of Bombay Sapphire over ice shards, before settling across from her in his Stickley chair with his glass of Scotch. They shared a love of language and music (she is an author, he a composer, after all), a delight in intense conversation, a fascination with popes, and nearly thirty years of life together. What did I think, that we had forever? muses Christina, seven months after Rudy's unexpected death. While coming to terms with her loss, with the space that Rudy once inhabited, Christina reflects on their vibrant bond-with all its quirks, habits, and unguarded moments-as well as her passionate sorrow and her attempts to reposition herself and her new place in the very real world they shared. In this literary jewel, a bittersweet novella of absence and presence and the mysterious gap between them, Gail Godwin has performed a small miracle. In essence, Evenings at Five is a grief sonata for solo instrument transposed into words. Interwoven with meditations and movements, full of aching truths and a wicked sense of humor, it exquisitely captures the cyclical nature of commitment-and the eternal quality of a romance completed. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

1h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:20