Cars from a Marriage

Product Number: EB00096034
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429925167
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Description

An "auto-biography" of a marriage from the highly acclaimed author who deftly navigates the lives of one suburban couple with humor and insight From a '74 Mustang to a Chevy Suburban, Debra Galant's Cars from A Marriage charts the important events-big and small-in one couple's relationship by way of the automobiles that drive them throughout the course of their lives. Ivy is a transplanted Southern belle-the daughter of a car salesman-who continually wonders how she has ended up a New Jersey stay-at-home mom with a not-so-secret fear of driving. Her husband Ellis was a stand up comedian when they met, and the owner of that '74 Mustang, but his ambitions were overshadowed by the responsibilities of a family. In the blink of an eye he became a PR executive with a mortgage, two kids, and a Buick LeSabre. The cars steer us from their first meeting, to their first fight, and down the line to a family funeral. Finally, it's on a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway that Ivy and Ellis come to some serious and illuminating realizations about their lives. With insights that alternate between hilarious and profound, Galant provides a unique, unforgettable portrait of a marriage.

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Author(s): Debra Galant
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2010

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