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The Handles have one of those quiet suburban marriages that has ticked along for decades without anything very momentous happening. He is a distinguished violinist, and she is a watercolor artist. The two spend each day in their respective corners of the house, and they even take careful steps to prevent a chance encounter. But their routine is suddenly yanked away by the winds of change. When the long-serving viola player resigns, the quartet hires Bonnie, a brilliant young player with dimples and an ample bosom. Meanwhile, Grace's days have become enlivened by visits from Lucien, a troubled young man who lives down the street with the mother he loathes. Though his presence unnerves Grace, before long she is captivated. Then the story takes a darker turn - until real life horror explodes and a murderous twist sends their world spinning! 341 pages. 8vo - over 7Â¾" - 9Â¾" tall.