Sarah Price is thirty-five and happily married. She doesn't feel like she's getting older, but there are some noticeable changes: a hangover after two beers, the stray gray hair, and most importantly, she's called "mom" by two small children. Always responsible, Sarah has put aside her MFA in poetry to hold a steady job, which allows Nathan, her husband, to write fiction. Life is sailing along and Sarah believes she and Nathan are truly happy until one day a truth is revealed: not all of Nathan's upcoming novel, Infidelity, is fiction.
Suddenly, Sarah's world is turned upside down. Nathan leaves the course of their relationship and the fate of his novel's publication--a financial lifesaver--in Sarah's hands. Sarah is haunted, almost driven mad, by the questions running through her head: how well does she know Nathan? But more poignantly, how well does she know herself?
Nostalgically looking back on her memories, snapshots of the past, Sarah allows herself to mourn her artistic 20-something-self and wonder--really wonder--what happened to her dreams and when it all changed. Pushed from her plateau, Sarah begins to act--for the first time not so responsibly -- on all the things she has let go of for so long: her blank computer screen, her best friend Helen in Austin, the volumes of Proust on her bookshelf, and most urgently, an email pending in her inbox: a note from Rajiv, a beautiful man from her past, who represents her own choice not to have an affair years ago. Sarah's actions take her hundreds of miles away from her marriage on a journey to reclaim the writer she once was and write her own life, one where she can be both responsible and passionate, mother and muse, writer and wife.
Full of the wisdom and honesty of THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, HUSBAND AND WIFE is a honest, heartbreaking story that reveals it's never too late to step back and start over.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2010
- 209 x 139mm