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Breakup: The End of a Love Story

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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  89 ratings  ·  14 reviews
I will never forgive you.
I will never make love with you again.
I do not love you anymore.


Breakup is the erotically charged chronicle of the tempestuous final months of an eighteen-year romantic and literary partnership, self-destructing in the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal. Fearlessly and courageously, Texier chronicles the end of that love as it is wrecked by infidel
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 17th 1999 by Anchor
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David
Without exageration, this is one of the most moving stories about the end of a relationship I've read. I don't know if it's the way that it staddles both the side where the serious passion existed and the side where that passion is over, but it's something. I expected to only see the rage against the nonspeaking partner and the hurt felt by the writer, but it seemed like I felt everything. There has to be everything if it's going to be real, because a breakup where there was nothing to morn has ...more
Kevin
Really raw stuff. Brutally honest and affecting.

A couple of representative quotes:
1. "It's not true that stories climax and resolve. It's only true in the make-believe world of fiction. In the real world stories get told over and over, like a Mobius knot."
And though Texier embraces this sentiment of stories "told over and over" her repetition is more about emotional release than really telling stories (I kind of wish there were more scenes, more stories).

2. "Passionate love affairs die hard. T
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Allison
Read this after it was recommended by Chloe Caldwell. It's entirely unforgettable.
Sarah karney
Oct 23, 2007 Sarah karney rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Maureen, nancy
this book will totally inspire you the next time you think you can't live without the one who left. Brutally honest
Fiona
Raw and affecting. Read it years ago and just came back to it recently.
Irene
"Relationships end, affairs fall apart. But it doesn't mean that one shouldn't have them. It doesn't mean that one shouldn't fall crazily in love and live."

p.158

This memoir reads as if she simply took her journal, dispensed with the editing process and published it as is. It made me feel a bit as if I'd snuck her journal out of a secret drawer to read her secrets. I felt like a voyeur reading this. I was uncomfortable. I was also sad for her. There's no easy way out of a love affair. For the lea
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Nadine Jones
Very "stream of consciousness" writing style (lots of intentional vagueness and NO dialogue marks - I hate that), not my favorite to read. Plus, she goes into MUCH too much detail about sex - I really don't need to know *exactly* how he performs oral sex, nor do I need to know exactly when and why he gets erections. I can understand her impulse to want to record these nitty-gritty details in a journal as her marriage is failing, somehow it's a last gasp way of saving the relationship, because fo ...more
Galina Reznik
I thought I would really like this books and that I can some what relate to the story....but it became way to repetitive for me, and the character kept repeating herself, and trying to give herself strength, which was what I was hoping this book would do for me, but it didn't.
Jeannie
Brutally honest, totally open, the author bares all when her husband decides he doesn't love her anymore. The pain and I believe healing that she shows in this book was inspiring for me. I too have been in a relationship where the hurt is so great, the betrayal so deep yet you can't let go. that's where she found herself and this shows how she worked her way through it. I loved it!
Elyssa
Reading the author's raw prose after the sudden split with her husband reminded me vividly of every break-up I had endured.
Reza
Jul 20, 2007 Reza rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: yes, I think....
Honestly I remember only a tiny bit about this book. But I remember liking it and reading it quickly. Page turner.
MsMelbourne
Devastatingly, brutally moving and thought provoking.
Michele St John
Breakup: The End of a Love Story by Catherine Texier (1999)
Kathleen
Jiminy! Lame, lame, lame.
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