By Kylie Ladd

ISBN-10: 1741769639

ISBN-13: 9781741769630

Book Details:

Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 2010-06-09
Number of Pages: 306
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

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"That's the item approximately falling.  It doesn't pass on indefinitely, and it hardly ends well . . . "
In her page-turning fiction debut, neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd grants a searing portrait of 2 marriages united and betrayed through friendship.
"I were married 3 years whilst I fell in love," starts Kate, a firecracker of a girl who proposal she'd stumbled on the yin to her yang in Cary, her brilliant and adoring husband.  for his or her good friend Luke-a charismatic copywriter who loves girls and a spotlight in equivalent degree, and ideally together-life has been greater than candy beside Cressida, the dutiful pediatric oncologist who stole his heart.  but if a fantastic flirtation among Kate and Luke becomes anything way more harmful, the foursome could be irrevocably intertwined by means of greater than simply their shared history. 
After the Fall follows the beginning and fallout of the main passionate of affairs during the eyes of all 4 characters, unveiling the misunderstandings and unstated wishes that lie underneath our look for love and connection.  The narrative strikes without difficulty among earlier and current, portray a nostalgic photograph of the 2 marriages at their so much idealistic-the designated second whilst like grew to become to love-and at their such a lot volatile.  because of the boundless compassion with which Ladd attracts her characters, one can't support yet root for them as they combat among newfound wish and remembrances of time earlier, all of the whereas spinning towards an inevitable end.
Steeped in mental perception and uncooked emotion, After the Fall is an unsettling novel of the various methods we adore and harm every one other.

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Right, which apparently in this case means we don't have a number anymore, or rather we do, but so does like the whole rest of Cleveland, in that we now all of a sudden share a single number with all these other places. All these places that share our line tunnel. M. Cafe, Fuss 'n' Feathers Pets, Dial-a-Darling? Well now they're like all the same number. You dial their numbers, and the F and V number rings. Plus a whole lot of new ones: a cheese shop, some Goodyear service office, that Barnbi's Den of Discipline, which by the way gets a disturbing number of calls.

Far as I am aware. " He went to his phone. Lenore watched him dial in-house. A threedigit relay means no crossbar. Bloemker was asking someone something in an administrative undertone Lenore couldn't hear. "Thank you," she heard him say. " He smiled. " Lenore had had a thought. " "I'm sorry? Oh, yes, nervous habit, I'm afraid, the state of affairs at the ... " Mr. Bloemker pulled both hands out of his beard. " "Certainly. " "Or should I call my father from. " lel The Home was broken into ten sections.

She asked, looking over at Mr. Bloemker, who stood with a sweat-shiny face in the doorway, massaging his chin. " Lenore went to the desk. There were three light, empty drawers. One locked drawer. " Lenore went to the TV table, took the little clay horse and popped its head off, and out fell a key and fluttered a tiny picture of Lenore, out of a locket. The picture was old and dull. The key made a sound on the metal table. Mr. Bloemker wiped at his forehead with the sleeve of his sportcoat. Lenore opened the drawer.

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