It Might Have Been What He Said

A Novel
Product Number: EB00743424
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628722024
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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"A thrilling, compelling novel about the gravitational pull of love and money . . . This is a story that takes up where The Great Gatsby left off" (Susan Cheever). Isabel could remember the precise moment she tried killing her husband. Strangely enough, she couldn't recall why. Thus begins the powerful story of Isabel, who, at the age of twenty-eight, has been granted early success as the head of a publishing house . . . A woman of taste and discernment, endowed with enviable wit and a razor-sharp mind. Yet, as the novel opens, we know that Isabel is in great trouble and has possibly lost her mind. Elegantly yet sparely written, hers is a tale of seduction, vertiginous love, and colossal betrayal. When Isabel meets James—a handsome, aristocratic, highly talented writer known in equal parts for his entitlement, drinking, and gift for charming women—she falls head over heels for him, despite all her friends' dire warnings. Breaking his past pattern, however, James also falls for Isabel, and they decide to marry. However improbable a couple, they confound their family and friends, becoming an ideal match, as much in love with each other as they are devoted to their son. The question is: What happens to drive Isabel to her act of insanity? "This brisk page-turner has the makings of a summer blockbuster." —The New Yorker "An elegant debut." —Vanity Fair "First novels are rarely this spry, fun, and archly enjoyableCollinsworth is a confident and gifted storyteller who can balance self-conscious cleverness with the thrills of pure entertainment." —New York Post "An eloquent and heartrending dissection of a disintegrating marriage."—Harper's Bazaar

Author(s): Eden Collinsworth
Original Publish Date: Oct 20, 2011

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