Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Matrimony by Joshua Henkin

Julian and Carter meet in a writing class during freshman year in college. Carter starts dating Pilar and Julian starts dating Mia. The couples end up getting married after graduation, and this story follows them for about fifteen years, focusing mostly on Julian and Mia. It's a portrait of a marriage - the ups, downs, betrayals, and decisions.

I liked this one. The writing seemed effortless. There weren't any weird gimmicks, just the story of two people and how their lives and relationships evolve over time. It's about life - plain, simple, and ordinary...and yet there is heartbreak, dreams lost, things not communicated, secrets kept.

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