Divorce Is in the Air

Product Number: EB00628856
Released: Aug 16, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385354035
Publisher: Knopf
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The American debut of a highly acclaimed Spanish writer: a sly, acerbic novel about love-or the end of love-and how hard it can be to let go. There's a lot about Joan-Marc that his second wife doesn't know-and that he now sets out to tell her, come what may. He begins with his disastrous first marriage to an American named Helen, and the vacation they took in a last-ditch attempt to save their relationship. From there Joan-Marc unfurls the story of his life, from early memories of adolescence to a reckoning with mortality in his forties: friendships he abandoned, women he wronged, the wide swathe he cut across polite society in Madrid and Barcelona. Joan-Marc may be the kind of man we love to hate, yet his caustic wit, nostalgia, and self-pity are ultimately as winning as they are devastating. Here is an audacious new voice, an unapologetic portrait of an antihero navigating the perilous shoals of modern life-a man struggling with long-held illusions about the inexorable forward march of time. From the Hardcover edition.

Author(s): Gonzalo Torne
Original Publish Date: Aug 16, 2016

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