We had a good marriage," he said. "I just thought it would be so much longer." Then he shrugged, and

We had a good marriage," he said. "I just thought …

We had a good marriage," he said. "I just thought it would be so much longer." Then he shrugged, and coughed away a sob, this thin man in his sixties with the soft androgynous face that aging seemed to bring, as though all the hormones were finally mixed up in a big coed pot because it just didn't matter anymore.

Meg Wolitzer