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Staff Pick

In Trouble, Kate Christensen explores a tangle of friendship, desire, and escape. Sharply funny, intelligent, and moving, this psychologically astute novel is the perfect smart summer read.
Recommended by Tessa, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Christensen's writing is clear-eyed, bitingly funny, and supremely caustic about the niceties of social relations, contemporary American culture, and sexual politics." Vince Passaro, O, The Oprah Magazine

Synopsis:

In this vibrant novel, award-winning author Kate Christensen has crafted a bewitching tale of lust, loyalty, and the limits of friendship.

Synopsis:

Josie is a Manhattan psychotherapist living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter. Raquel is a Los Angeles rock star with a platinum album and the attendant money and fame. When Josie realizes her marriage is over, and Raquel finds herself at the center of a scandal, these old friends take off for Mexico City where sweltering heat, new acquaintances, and tequila-fueled nights rapidly spiral out of control. In this vibrant novel, award-winning author Kate Christensen has crafted a bewitching tale of lust, loyalty, and the limits of friendship.

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.

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mickpro, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by mickpro)
This story is like an electric getaway, and you get swept away in it. It's about needing to escape your daily life and getting just that, amid a wash of booze and cigarettes and art and foreign men. And like so much, no matter where you go, there you are. And, in this case, it's a story told masterfully. She captures mood and place effectively and tragically.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307390943
Author:
Christensen, Kate
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.90x5.10x.80 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Anchor Books - English 9780307390943 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In Trouble, Kate Christensen explores a tangle of friendship, desire, and escape. Sharply funny, intelligent, and moving, this psychologically astute novel is the perfect smart summer read.

"Review" by , "Christensen's writing is clear-eyed, bitingly funny, and supremely caustic about the niceties of social relations, contemporary American culture, and sexual politics."
"Synopsis" by , In this vibrant novel, award-winning author Kate Christensen has crafted a bewitching tale of lust, loyalty, and the limits of friendship.
"Synopsis" by , Josie is a Manhattan psychotherapist living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter. Raquel is a Los Angeles rock star with a platinum album and the attendant money and fame. When Josie realizes her marriage is over, and Raquel finds herself at the center of a scandal, these old friends take off for Mexico City where sweltering heat, new acquaintances, and tequila-fueled nights rapidly spiral out of control. In this vibrant novel, award-winning author Kate Christensen has crafted a bewitching tale of lust, loyalty, and the limits of friendship.
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