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A vibrant story of female friendship and midlife sexual awakening from the acclaimed author of The Great Man

Josie is a Manhattan psychotherapist living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter—until, while suddenly flirting with a man at a party, she is struck with the sudden realization that she must leave her passionless marriage. A thrillingly sordid encounter with a stranger she meets at a bar immediately follows. At the same time, her college friend Raquel, a Los Angeles rock star, is being pilloried in the press for sleeping with a much younger man who happens to have a pregnant girlfriend. This proves to be red meat to the gossip hounds of the Internet. The two friends escape to Mexico City for a Christmas holiday of retreat and rediscovery of their essential selves. Sex has gotten these two bright, complicated women into interesting trouble, and the story of their struggles to get out of that trouble is totally gripping at every turn.

A tragicomedy of marriage and friendship, Trouble is a funny, piercing, and moving examination of the battle between the need for connection and the quest for freedom that every modern woman must fight.

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Fleeing to Mexico City for a holiday retreat in the wake of a crumbled marriage and a scandalous affair, former college friends Josie and Raquel experience opportunities to discover their sexual selves while grappling with realizations about how sex has compromised their pasts.

About the Author

Kate Christensen is also the author of the novels In the Drink, Jeremy Thrane, The Epicure's Lament, and The Great Man, winner of the 2008 PEN/Faulker Award. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385530385
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Christensen, Kate
Author:
Kate Christensen
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Mexico city (mexico)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Middle aged women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090616
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
311

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