Falling Under

Falling Under

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
A ?fearless, penetrating debut? (Tish Cohen, author of Town House) about a troubled artist who has painted herself into a corner

After surviving a turbulent childhood, Mara Foster has finally gained independence and success as a painter. Now in her late twenties, she lives alone, still burdened by a troubled past involving a teenaged affair with an older man and the tragic loss of her college boyfriend. But when Mara meets Hugo, the walls she has built around herself begin to crumble. Despite herself, she starts to fall in love and realizes she must either confront her dark secrets or be consumed by them. And either way, she risks losing Hugo and her second chance at happiness.

Written in spare, crisp prose and marked by wry humor, Falling Under is a gripping contemporary urban tale of human weakness, friendship, and hard-earned redemption.

Baker & Taylor
Living alone, still burdened by her turbulent past--a troubled childhood, a teenage affair with an older man, and the devastating loss of her college boyfriend--Mara Foster, a successful artist in her late twenties, realizes that she must confront her dark past when she meets and begins to fall in love with Hugo. A first novel. Original.

Blackwell North Amer
After growing up as the only child of bitterly divorced parents, Mara Foster has finally gained independance and is embarking on a promising career as an artist. But despite her success, she is fragile. Burdened by a host of fears and anxieties, she finds it difficult even to leave the house on most days. When Mara meets Hugo, the walls she has built around herself being to crumble, and as she struggles to find a breakthrough both in her art and her life, she must come to terms with her own dark secrets in order to get a second chance at happiness.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 2008
ISBN: 9780452289659
Characteristics: viii, 356 p. ; 21 cm


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