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Wild game : my mother, her lover, and me  Cover Image Book Book

Wild game : my mother, her lover, and me / Adrienne Brodeur.

Brodeur, Adrienne, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"A daughter's tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity. On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was 14, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother's confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband's closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne's life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life - and her mother - on her own terms. Wild Game is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. It's a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us."-- Provided by publisher.
On a hot July night on Cape Cod, at the age of 14, Brodeur became a confidante to her mother's affair with her husband's closest friend. Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help, but when the affair had calamitous consequences for everyone involved, Brodeau was driven into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. In her memoir she examines how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. -- adapted from jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781328519030
  • ISBN: 1328519031
  • Physical Description: xii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
Adrienne Brodeur -- Malabar Hornblower.
Subject: Brodeur, Adrienne.
Brodeur, Adrienne > Family.
Hornblower, Malabar.
Mothers and daughters > United States > Biography.
Authors, American > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood.
Authors, American.
Families.
Mothers and daughters.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.

Currently available copies

  • 29 / 29 copies available at PINES

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  • 2 current holds
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Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
BIO BRODEUR
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31001003830412 BIOGRAPHY Available
Azalea Regional Library System:
      Monroe-Walton County Library
BIO BRODEUR
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31056008700366 ADULT Available
Azalea Regional Library System:
      Putnam County Public Library
BIO BRODEUR
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31056008701745 ADULT Available
Azalea Regional Library System:
      Stanton Memorial Library
BIO BRODEUR
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31056008692472 ADULT Available
Catoosa County Library System:
      Catoosa County Library
813.6 BRODEUR, ADRIENNE
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31687002730348 NONFIC Available
Cherokee Regional Library:
      LaFayette-Walker County Library
B BRODEUR
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31010006722286 BIOGRAPHY Available
Chestatee Regional Library System:
      Lumpkin County Library
921 BRODEUR
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31011007512908 NONFIC Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Forest Park Branch
813 BRODEUR, ADRIENNE
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31012005574494 STACKS Available
Coastal Plain Regional Library System:
      Tifton-Tift County Public Library
813.6 BRODEUR, ADRIENNE
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31013001873021 LEASE Available
Conyers-Rockdale Library System:
      Nancy Guinn Memorial Library
813.6 BRODEUR BRO
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31015002967223 ADULT Available
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