My Mother, Her Lover, and Me, a Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Adrienne Brodeur is the co-founder, along with Francis Ford Coppola, of the fiction magazine Zoetrope: All-Story, a former editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the current Executive Director of Aspen Words, a program of the Aspen Institute. She will discuss and sign Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me ($27.00 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. It’s a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us.
When Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother’s confidante and helpmate, and Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband’s closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne’s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life and her mother on her own terms.
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