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Fleishman Is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Fleishman Is in Trouble
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A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today—with “the humor of Maria Semple, the heart of Meg Wolitzer, the lustiness of Philip Roth, and a voice that is pure” (Emma Straub). Toby... show more
A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today—with “the humor of Maria Semple, the heart of Meg Wolitzer, the lustiness of Philip Roth, and a voice that is pure” (Emma Straub).

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this.

As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place.

A searing, utterly unvarnished debut, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an insightful, unsettling, often hilarious exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780525510888
Publisher: Random House
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Meh
I heard about this book from so many people that loved it and I was reading this yesterday wondering if the author was ever going to get to the point. I didn't dislike any character, I just didn't feel engaged. Brodesser-Akner chose to tell this story via certain narrative styles that didn't work. W...
Hol
Hol rated it
4.0 Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Fleishman Is In Trouble came as a real surprise to me. I don’t know what I expected, but it was better than I’d hoped. It was absorbing with a philosophical slant. The book is told in three perspectives, firstly by Toby, secondly by his friend from University and lastly by his ex-wife, Rachel. In ...
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