The Professor's Wife

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Pub Date 14 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2021

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Carl Bingham is a lonely British Literature Professor who has sworn off love and sex since an affair with a student at Skidmore College almost lost him his tenure and reputation. Camilla is a young artist who sits in his classroom, mesmerized by his voice and appearance. Despite their age difference, they fall in love, marry, and feed each other’s physical and emotional needs. But when secrets and betrayals begin to threaten the bond they have forged and have found nowhere else, how far will each go to keep the other from disappearing?

The Professor’s Wife is about enduring love and the darkness that lives in all of us when it is threatened by the unexpected twists and bends of life itself.

Carl Bingham is a lonely British Literature Professor who has sworn off love and sex since an affair with a student at Skidmore College almost lost him his tenure and reputation. Camilla is a young...


A Note From the Publisher

Author of the award-winning debut novel, Dear Jane, Marina DelVecchio is a college professor and writer who focuses her work on the internal and external struggles of women. Her writing can be found online and in print. Born in Greece and raised in New York, she currently lives with her family in North Carolina.

Author of the award-winning debut novel, Dear Jane, Marina DelVecchio is a college professor and writer who focuses her work on the internal and external struggles of women. Her writing can be found...


Advance Praise

"A twisted romance between two people who have been damaged by tragic events... sometimes erotic and sometimes horrific." -Carolyn Geduld, author of Who Shall Live

"A riveting, sensuous, noir ride." -Carla Rachel Sameth, author of One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays

"A dark delight to read." -Suanne Schafer, author of Hunting the Devil

"Mesmerizing like a shiny shard of glass, this novel serves as an ode to the poetry of life and two lives intertwined and illustrates that we can't control what the heart, or blood, wants." -Allie Coker, author of The Last Resort

"A twisted romance between two people who have been damaged by tragic events... sometimes erotic and sometimes horrific." -Carolyn Geduld, author of Who Shall Live

"A riveting, sensuous, noir ride." ...


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The professors wife by Marina Delvecchio.
Carl Bingham is a lonely British Literature Professor who has sworn off love and sex since an affair with a student at Skidmore College almost lost him his tenure and reputation. Camilla is a young artist who sits in his classroom, mesmerized by his voice and appearance. Despite their age difference, they fall in love, marry, and feed each other’s physical and emotional needs. But when secrets and betrayals begin to threaten the bond they have forged and have found nowhere else, how far will each go to keep the other from disappearing? The Professor’s Wife is about enduring love and the darkness that lives in all of us when it is threatened by the unexpected twists and bends of life itself.
A good read with good characters I liked the cover 4*.

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A darker side to relationships, and connections. The story and setting intrigued me and sustained me as I read. Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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This book is a love story. No it is a mystery story. No I mean it is a horror story. Well whatever it is, it is really good and will keep you guessing up to the last minute. The main plot line is about a middle age college professor who is seduced by a 27 year old student. They fall in love and marry (against the advice of her best friend) and the rest of the story goes on from there. I definitely recommend this book.

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Dr. Carl Bingham, a middle-aged professor of British literature was content living a life of relative solitude. That all changed when the seductive twenty-seven-year-old art student, Camilla Jones, walked into his office.

Camilla was mesmerized by his eloquent reading of poetry in class and attracted to him because of his age. She was determined to have him and even with Carl’s resistance, she won out.

Though their ages were decades apart, Carl regarded Camilla as wise beyond her years. The two married not long into their relationship and managed to fulfill each other’s needs for twenty years, or it seemed.

The Professor’s Wife takes us back and forth from when they met to the present. Initially we know that he is quite old, and she is suffering from physical pain and painkillers. However, we figure out that there is so much more to their lives. As the problems surface, we know the story will become quite disturbing as we wait for the other shoe to drop. It finally does, but not in the way I expected.

This novella takes us to dark places but deals with very real issues. From mental illness and lifelong emotional pain that we could discuss for days, author Marina DelVecchio expresses their story with descriptive and gorgeous prose, carefully weaving in the intense romance and sex between life’s bleak reality. At only 113 pages, she fully develops her characters, and we finally understand the couple and what brought them to where they are at this point.

For those who are not afraid to delve into the eeriness of real life and explore the human condition, The Professor’s Wife is for you.

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The Professor’s Wife is about enduring love and the darkness that lives in all of us when it is threatened by the unexpected twists and bends of life itself. A can’t-put-down book!… I read late into to the night because I just had to know what the ending was going to be.

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