The Break

The Break

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"Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break--from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up--yet... However, for Amy it's enough to send her--along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers--teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she"--Page 2 of dust jacket.
Publisher: [London, England] : Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780718179724
0718179722
9780718179731
0718179730
Characteristics: 569 pages ; 24 cm

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JoyceHenson
May 27, 2018

Loved the writing style of Keys, but could she please shorten the novel by about 100+ pages. The characters are snarky, lovable, prone to human failings and the story takes us through many stages of disbelief, anger, denial etc of a marriage failing. It is done with a tongue in cheek humour and many of us can identify with different areas.

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Colleenita
Nov 23, 2017

A wonderfully lively, loquacious and funny Irish novelist - but an acquired taste.

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