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Chatter: A Novel

2.51  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Michael and Sarah's marriage is already in trouble. But the revelation that Michael has a daughter he's never mentioned—and only just met—pushes their relationship to the breaking point. His secrecy about the past, his compulsion to visit his ex-lover, and the sudden presence of his beautiful, grown daughter in their lives drives Sarah to search for the truth—a search that ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Algonquin Books (first published 2007)
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Harvey
Jun 24, 2013 Harvey rated it it was ok
- written in an interesting (well...initially interesting) but eventually irritating style of conversational chatter (fractured dialogue and unfinished conversations)
- a troubled marriage
- a husband with a grown daughter that he has never mentioned
- a wife's brief affair
- interestingly...this particular physical book had a 'factory defect' and pages were numbered 1 through 182, then 215 through 245, and then 215 through 245 AGAIN. I don't think that reading the missing 33 pages would have made a
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Katherine
This is a grab it off the library shelf book described as "Smartly plotted and stylishly paced ... it gives us a bright Doppler reading of the way we live now" - what the heck does that mean. The writing style is very different and I guess the main point of how we live now is no one listens to anyone and everyone is absorbed in their own fantasy world.
Lindsey
Dec 14, 2008 Lindsey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lindsey by: Santa
I think my dad works with the author's husband, so that's how I got it. The book is pretty interesting, although not one I'd necessarily pick out on my own.

It made me think about the nature of relationships and how open or assertive people should/ need to be with their partner.
Kris
Aug 27, 2008 Kris rated it did not like it
Worst book I've read ina long time.
Deb Christenson
Driven by dialogue, this book may intrigue you or frustrate you as the characters and plot must be read between the lines--of the chatter that goes on between a husband and wife.
Sarah
weird bad depressing book - but easy to read and should be over soon - i have to finish a book once i start it my compulsion for this is irksome with this novel!
Deb
May 27, 2010 Deb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fiction informed by the disconnect of today's world, both societal and marital.
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