Monday, May. 18, 2009

Kate Christensen's Trouble

Available June 2

Fresh off her award-winning novel The Great Man, the still (still!) underrated Christensen takes up the story of a middle-aged, married woman whose long-dormant libido abruptly awakens at a party, causing her to fool around with complete stranger. Shedding her dead marriage like a chrysalis, she and a friend Thelma-and-Louise it off to Mexico City, where the book's title just gets more and more apt. Reading Christensen's prose is an almost painfully intense and exhilarating experience. This is normal and caused by the fact that she is smarter and funnier and more painfully honest than most other writers: she'll say things most people won't dare to. And she knows just how to say them.

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