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A Meaning for Wife

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Your wife is killed by a cashew (anaphylactic shock), but there isn't time to grieve because your toddler son is always at your heels—wanting to be fed, to be played with, or to sleep next to you all night long. A change of pace seems necessary, so you decide to visit your parents in order to attend your twenty-year high school reunion. What begins as a weekend getaway qui ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Ig Publishing
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Jul 01, 2012 Gia rated it really liked it
I will start by saying that I read this book out of curiosity since the writer was my teacher and I'd read "Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross", which I loved, so I thought I'd also give a go to his prose. I do not regret it at all.
This book is about loss, about grieving and about how life in general evolves. It is very sad at times, very heartwarming and very funny and witty, which is an interesting combination. The author manages to put a number of feelings in the same page
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Nov 21, 2011 ABC Group rated it really liked it
I've been a fan of IG Publishing for a while and decided to give Mark Yakich's new book a shot. I really loved this story. Terribly sad from the start, A Meaning For Wife tackles issues of coping with death and raising a child alone. Hardly an attempt is made to explain single parenthood. The issue at hand is raising a baby alone when your wife is dead, when she dies of anaphylactic shock of all things.

The book is written entirely in the second person. I was afraid this would come off a bit like
Erika Dreifus
Please see my review on Fiction Writers Review. Review based on complimentary review copy.
Nov 15, 2011 David rated it really liked it
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