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Ellen and Griffin are married with one child, Zoe. Griffin is told one day that Ellen is no longer happy and has been having an affair. Ellen wants out. Although Griffin is devastated, he and Ellen try to remain cordial for the sake of Zoe. They are unable to live apart because of financial circumstances. Once Ellen is able to live on her own financially, she does leave and moves into an apartment. This book gives an accounting of what it is like to be inside a ‘perfect marriage', what it is like to emotionally ‘stay friends' for the sake of a child, the toll divorce takes on our young and how difficult it is to let go whether you are leaving or being left.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage/relationship going to pieces Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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