Picks and Pans Review: Matrimony
by Joshua Henkin |
REVIEWED BY TOM FIELDS-MEYER
College freshmen beware: Those first friendships and flings can change the rest of your life. In Henkin’s charming novel, waspy Manhattanite Julian Wainwright arrives in ’86 at Graymont College, befriends brash Carter Heinz and falls for Jewish Mia Mendelsohn. Matrimony follows both the friendship and the marriage over the years, through loss, betrayal and reconciliation. Henkin keeps you reading with original characters, witty dialogue and a view that marriage, for all its flaws, is worth the trouble.