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State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts
 

State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hornby, Nick

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A heartbreaking, funny, and honest look inside of a marriage falling apart and the lengths a couple would go to in order to fix it from the bestselling author of About a Boy and High Fidelity. Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent, and emotionally generous all at ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780593087343
Barcode 9780593087343
Published 7 May 2019 by Riverhead Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780593087343
ISBN-10 0593087348
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Riverhead Books
Imprint Riverhead Books
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hornby, Nick
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 181mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 91g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships, Marriage counseling
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 989856

Description of this Book

A heartbreaking, funny, and honest look inside of a marriage falling apart and the lengths a couple would go to in order to fix it from the bestselling author of About a Boy and High Fidelity. Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent, and emotionally generous all at once. - The New York Times Book Review Tom and Louise meet in a pub before their couple's therapy appointment. Married for years, they thought they had a stable home life--until a recent incident pushed them to the brink. Going to therapy seemed like the perfect solution. But over drinks before their appointment, they begin to wonder: what if marriage is like a computer? What if you take it apart to see what's in there, but then you're left with a million pieces? Unfolding in the minutes before their weekly therapy sessions, the ten-chapter conversation that ensues is witty and moving, forcing them to look at their marriage--and, for the first time in a long time, at each other.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for State of the Union True story: One of our editors read Nick Hornby's entire novella-esque exploration of marriage while getting a pedicure. Which is to say, it's quick, sharp, and absorbing, and it fits in a small handbag. --goop Witty and intimate. --WNYC Consisting almost entirely of witty repartee. --Kirkus reviews

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Author's Bio

Nick Hornby is the author of several internationally bestselling novels including High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, as well as several works of nonfiction, including Fever Pitch, Songbook, and Ten Years in the Tub. He has written screenplay adaptions of Lynn Barber's An Education, which was nominated for an Academy Award, Cheryl Strayed's Wild, and Colm Toibin's Brooklyn. He lives in London.

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