Divorce Is in the Air

Divorce Is in the Air

Book - 2016
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"The American debut of a highly acclaimed young Spanish writer: a darkly funny, acerbic novel about love -- and the end of love -- and how hard it can be to let go. There's a lot about Joan-Marc that his estranged second wife doesn't know -- but which he now sets out to tell her. He begins with the failure of his first marriage to an American woman named Helen, describing a vacation they took in a last-ditch attempt to salvage their once-passionate romance. The recollection of this ill-fated trip triggers in him a series of flashbacks through which he narrates his life story, hopscotching between Barcelona and Madrid. Starting from pivotal moments in his childhood -- his earliest sexual encounters, his father's suicide, his mother's emotional decline--he moves through the years to the origin of his relationship with Helen and the circumstances surrounding its deterioration. The result is a provocative exploration of memory, nostalgia, romance, the ways in which the past takes hold-- a powerful portrait of a man struggling with his illusions about life and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780385354028
9780385354035
9780451494245
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Megan
Call Number: TORNE, D

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