Marriage : A Duet

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How is a woman supposed to act at the bedside of her husband in a coma? Caroline's son points out that dyeing her hair, right there in the hospital, is a weird choice. Caroline is also re-living the one perilous point in her marriage, when it seemed possible her husband might defect - to a beautiful friend of their daughter's. Mediocre marriages weren't in such jeopardy. Meanwhile, in the age of the uncommitted male, David Sanderson's wife has been unfaithful and he minds like hell. Counsellors offer him workshops, Prozac and Viagra. His wife offers slinky undies instead of the cotton ones he loves. Why won't anyone accept that he's not depressed...he's heartbroken? Anne Taylor Fleming's witty and captivating portrait of spouses in crisis challenges the ways we look at marriage today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 164g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 074756809X
  • 9780747568094

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'These complementary tales of injured parties - one from the female perspective, the other from the male - are told with emotional literacy and poise' Eve 'This truly noteworthy debut will speak to anyone who's ever been (or thought of being) part of a couple.' Los Angeles Times 'Anyone contemplating marriage, deep into it, or bailing out should read and reread this book.' Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes
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About Anne Taylor Fleming

Anne Taylor Fleming is a leading US journalist and TV commentator whose work has appeared in the NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSWEEK, the NEW YORKER and VOGUE. MARRIAGE: A DUET is her first work of fiction. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, journalist Karl Fleming.
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