Katherine Hill

The Violet Hour
  • The Violet Hour

  • Cassandra Green has everything - beauty, wealth, a loving husband and a clever daughter. But is it enough?

    Cassandra and her husband Abe are on the deck of their boat on a summer afternoon in the San Francisco Bay. There is a terrible row. Cassandra has been unfaithful. Again. In a fit of rage, Abe throws himself off the boat.

    So begins The Violet Hour, an unsettling story of a marriage, of rich lives and the American dream, squandered. In this mesmerising novel, Katherine Hill reveals our darkest desires and how we can so easily tear the threads of the perfect life.

Katherine Hill was born in Washington, D.C., in 1982. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many publications including n+1, The Believer, Bookforum, Colorado Review and the San Francisco Chronicle. This is her first novel.

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