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"Just the sort of thing that Philip Roth or John Updike might have produced in their prime (except, of course, that the author understands women) ." - Elizabeth Gilbert "This is a remarkable debut from one of the most distinctive writers around." - Tom Perrotta A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return.

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Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and a contributor to the paper's Arts section. She is the author of "Fleishman is In Trouble" and the forthcoming "Long Island Compromise."

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