Breakable You (Paperback)

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Adam Weller is a moderately successful novelist, past his prime, but squiring around a much younger woman and still longing for greater fame and glory. His former wife, Eleanor, is unhappily playing the role of the overweight, discarded woman. Their daughter Maud has just begun a frankly sexual affair that unexpectedly becomes life-changing. Into each of these lives the past intrudes in a way that will test them to their core. With perfect pitch and a rare empathy, Brian Morton is equally adept at portraying the life of the mind and how it plays out in the world, brilliantly tracing the border between honor and violation. Here Morton tells his strongest story yet—a story about love, friendship, literary treachery, and what each of us owes to the past.

About the Author

BRIAN MORTON is the author of four previous novels, including Starting Out in the Evening, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and was made into an acclaimed feature film, and A Window Across the River, which was a Book Club selection of the Today show. He teaches at New York University, the Bennington Writing Seminars, and Sarah Lawrence College, where he also directs the writing program. He lives in New York.

Praise For…

"For some readers, Brian Morton may still be an undiscovered treasure. He won’t be for long." – Newsday

"The passion of Morton’s characters ring true . . . because the romantic ones conflict with such things as professional ambition and jealously." –Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156033176
ISBN-10: 0156033178
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2007
Pages: 368
Language: English