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State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts

Authors: Hornby, Nick
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC045010, FIC016000, FIC019000
ISBN: 9780593087350, Related ISBNs: 0593087348, 0593087356, 9780593087343, 9780593087350
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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

Now an Emmy award winning SundanceTV series starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd


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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