The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace.
|Formats||Print / eBook / Audio|
|Time Period||1940's-1950's, 20th Century|
|Awards||1998 PEN/Faulkner Award -- PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (Winner), 1999 Pulitzer Prize -- Fiction (Winner), 1999 Stonewall Book Award -- Fiction (Winner), 1999 Triangle Award -- Gay Fiction (Winner), 2000 ALA Notable Books -- Fiction (Winner), 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award -- Fiction (Nominee), 1999 Boston Book Review -- Fiction (Nominee), 2000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -- Fiction (Nominee), 2001 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Adult Fiction (Nominee)|