The Break

The Break

Book - 2017
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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 isn't she?"--
Publisher: [London] : Michael Joseph, 2017
ISBN: 9780718179724
Characteristics: 569 p. ; 25 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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