Avery Corman A Perfect Divorce

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A Perfect Divorce

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The well-intentioned parents of a teenage son attempt to lessen the impact of their failed two-career marriage with an intelligent, successful divorce. But their son goes off the tracks, staggering under the weight of his parents' expectations and need for denial. His troubles send shock waves through adult relationships on all sides. The serious implications of divorce on ex-spouses, their new partners, their family members and the absurd college pressures on young people today is the emotional landscape of A Perfect Divorce. Through riveting storytelling, Corman addreses the popular cultural myth, created out of wishful thinking, that children of divorce can be emotionally protected by careful parenting, and that divorce can be relatively risk-free. With the same clear-eyed perspective and insight about contemporary life that he brought to Kramer vs. Kramer, Corman shows us where we have come since Kramer and where we are now, in a novel that is timely and moving.

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“Corman writes with a warm and wise empathy that could strike a chord with many.” –Publishers Weekly
 
"Avery Corman apparently knows how it all works—or doesn't—with the fast track urban middle-class: career, workaholism, divorce and children, single parent stress, SAT stress, copelessness that passes for coping.  In this densely detailed, fast-moving story that has the scope of cultural anthropology, he is compassionate, clinical and funny.  And with a surprise at the end that is credible as well as heart-warming." –Jules Feiffer
 
“A hard and lovely take on the psychological and emotional costs that even the most civilized divorce can exact on parents and children....Corman's observations are subtle, yet bracing; his dialogue lean, yet potent; his wisdom confronting, yet humane.  There may not be a perfect divorce, but Corman may have written a perfect book on divorce.” –Sunday Oregonian
 
“This is life after Kramer vs. Kramer, tender, tough and so true it hurts.  In crystal clear prose, Corman superbly lays bare the secrets we hide, even from ourselves.” –Barbara Goldsmith, author of Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull, Johnson v. Johnson, and Little Gloria...Happy at Last

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Avery Corman is the author of the bestseller Kramer vs. Kramer, which was made into an Academy Award-winning motion picture, Prized Possessions, Oh, God!, which was adapted into a hit screen comedy, The Old Neighborhood and most recently 50. His writing has also appeared in Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Readers Digest, Ladies Home Journal, and syndicated by The New York Times in newspapers around the country and in Europe. He lives in New York City with his wife.

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