Fiction Brian Morton Breakable You

ISBN 13: 9780156033176

Breakable You

3.45 avg rating
( 414 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780156033176: Breakable You

Adam Weller is a moderately successful novelist, past his prime, but squiring around a much younger woman and still longing for greater fame and glory. His former wife, Eleanor, is unhappily playing the role of the overweight, discarded woman. Their daughter Maud has just begun a frankly sexual affair that unexpectedly becomes life-changing. Into each of these lives the past intrudes in a way that will test them to their core. With perfect pitch and a rare empathy, Brian Morton is equally adept at portraying the life of the mind and how it plays out in the world, brilliantly tracing the border between honor and violation. Here Morton tells his strongest story yet—a story about love, friendship, literary treachery, and what each of us owes to the past.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Remarkable . . . Morton] conjures up lives so vivid the reader mourns their passing. The New York Times Book Review
In this heartbreakingly beautiful novel, Brian Morton gives us four complicated, passionate people whose lives are tested by tragedy.Breakable You is the story of Maud, a brilliant but fragile graduate student; her father, Adam, a novelist hungry for greater fame; Eleanor, his former wife, a psychologist struggling to reinvent herself in middle age; and Maud s new lover, Samir, an Arab American intellectual in mourning for his lost daughter.A novel that is both clear-eyed and deeply compassionate, Breakable You examines what we do when life gives us more than we think we can bear.
"A literary theft, a death and the sparking of desire make for a tumultuous year in the lives of four New Yorkers fumbling toward belated self-discovery . . . In this polished, affecting novel, their stories intertwine and uplift: As Maud, the book's tender heart, reflects, striving is 'the law of life.'" People

"Morton is the rare writer equally invested in people and ideas . . . [He] creates some of the most complex and real female characters of any writer."--San Francisco Chronicle
BRIAN MORTON is the author of three previous novels, including Starting Out in the Evening, which won the Koret Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award, and A Window Across the River, which was a Today Book Club selection. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and New York University and lives in New York.Reading Group Guide available at www.HarcourtBooks.com."

About the Author:

BRIAN MORTON is the author of four previous novels, including Starting Out in the Evening, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and was made into an acclaimed feature film, and A Window Across the River, which was a Book Club selection of the Today show. He teaches at New York University, the Bennington Writing Seminars, and Sarah Lawrence College, where he also directs the writing program. He lives in New York.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Morton, Brian
Published by Harvest Books 10/1/2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books 10/1/2007, 2007. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Breakable You. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780156033176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Morton, Brian
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156033178 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HGT7792RMIF110416H0017

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Morton, Brian
Published by Mariner Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Redux Books
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New paperback from bookstore stock. An unread copy. May have minor rubbing and scuffing from shelf wear.Page ends may have minor fading from shelf.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Bookseller Inventory # 111708300058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Morton, Brian
Published by Mariner Books 2007-10-01 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Cellar, LLC
(Nashua, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books 2007-10-01, 2007. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156033178 BRAND NEW. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0156033178ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Morton, Brian
Published by Mariner Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Articles of Joy LLC
(SAINT LOUIS, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 0156033178 Trade PB; 7.90 X 5.30 X 1 inches; 368 pages. Bookseller Inventory # AJ1998

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Brian Morton
Published by Mariner Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0156033178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Morton, Brian
Published by HARVEST BOOKS (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780156033176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Morton, Brian
Published by Mariner Books (2017)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0156033178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Brian Morton
Published by HARVEST BOOKS, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Adam Weller is a moderately successful novelist, past his prime, but squiring around a much younger woman and still longing for greater fame and glory. His former wife, Eleanor, is unhappily playing the role of the overweight, discarded woman. Their daughter Maud has just begun a frankly sexual affair that unexpectedly becomes life-changing. Into each of these lives the past intrudes in a way that will test them to their core. With perfect pitch and a rare empathy, Brian Morton is equally adept at portraying the life of the mind and how it plays out in the world, brilliantly tracing the border between honor and violation. Here Morton tells his strongest story yet--a story about love, friendship, literary treachery, and what each of us owes to the past. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156033176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Brian Morton
Published by HARVEST BOOKS, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156033178 ISBN 13: 9780156033176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Adam Weller is a moderately successful novelist, past his prime, but squiring around a much younger woman and still longing for greater fame and glory. His former wife, Eleanor, is unhappily playing the role of the overweight, discarded woman. Their daughter Maud has just begun a frankly sexual affair that unexpectedly becomes life-changing. Into each of these lives the past intrudes in a way that will test them to their core. With perfect pitch and a rare empathy, Brian Morton is equally adept at portraying the life of the mind and how it plays out in the world, brilliantly tracing the border between honor and violation. Here Morton tells his strongest story yet--a story about love, friendship, literary treachery, and what each of us owes to the past. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156033176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book