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Wild game : my mother, her lover and me

Brodeur, Adrienne2020
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On a hot August night on Cape Cod, when Adrienne was 14, her mother Malabar woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother's confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention; from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband's closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne's life in profound ways, driving her into a doomed marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life - and her mother - on her own terms. This is a book about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them.
Main title:
London : Chatto & Windus, 2020.
xii, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published: United States: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
9781784742577 (hbk)
Dewey class:
306.8743092306.8743BRO306.8743 BRO306.874
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