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Breakdown: A Love Story Paperback – August 28, 2012
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About the Author
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Katherine Amt Hanna studied costuming and creative writing at Lynchburg College in Virginia, spent thirteen years working for Kodak, and operates a home-based business selling medieval, Roman, biblical, and other historical costumes. She presently lives in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two sons. Breakdown is her first novel.
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Breakdown is her first full-length novel.
Visit her website at: www.katherineamthanna.com
Top Customer Reviews
You don't expect a PA novel to be a love story, but this one is. Oh, you've got your global pandemic that pretty much wipes out the world, you've got your breakdown of societies, you've got your back-to-basics-after-the-loss-of-technology, you've got your loss of families/loves, gangs, food shortages and government inefficiencies, just like in most PA stories. But what most of them DON'T have is FEELING or HEART.
The story has other sub-plots, but the main focus is on Chris Price, a former rock star from England, who lives in NY when the pandemic hits, suffers great familial loss, and takes six years to make his way back to the other side of the pond to find out what happened to his family. They were hard years, filled with violence, more loss, starvation, incarceration, and hard work. He is a changed man when he makes it back to his country....not in a good way.
It takes a chance meeting, a recommendation from an acquaintance, and the assistance of a former psychologist to bring Chris back to life from his epic journey of loss.
I genuinely enjoyed this full and complete novel, and more so appreciate the fact that, for a self published novel, the editing is near perfect.
This is a post apocalyptic novel, true enough, but not the type that I would typically pick up. I did so at the recommendation of a friend, and while this is different than what I am used to, I can't say that I have any regrets reading it. The author is a solid storyteller, developing her characters in slow bits and pieces with reveals that are satisfying and plausible. The broken down world, as well as the broken down man that inhabits it, provide ample opportunity for her to give us just cause for Chris's brooding state. He is troubled, but I didn't get the urge to tell him to get over it-his losses, and sense of regret for what he believes he didn't do are real, tangible, and identifiable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another freebie, another review. The setup is 6 years before the opening, the planet is hit with a major plague putting an end to a rock star's career. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Rotten Roger
Well written story that keeps you hooked until the end. Highly recommended to anyone that wants an hour or two of releasePublished 2 months ago by J. Robinson
Good Match (excerpt) (Wolcott/Price, 1991) The hoovering’s always left ’til last, I do it slow, you do it fast, In spite of this, We’re still a good match. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Olivia bruecks
A well written book starting with an intriguing premise that it unfortunately doesn't resolve. We never learn what the principle character went through. The ending is predictable.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Breakdown was a great story in a small package. Although I thought it was somewhat short it left absolutely nothing to be desired.Published 6 months ago by Devj2k
This book takes you on a journey, one that is both dark and hopeful, with complicated and relatable characters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Martha K. Long
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Well-written story. A page turner as I cared for all the characters and needed to know what happens to them
It was a good story about a world that none of us would want to be in. Things have been this bad in the past and could happen today.Published 9 months ago by Buying_Guy
Fast read that I couldn't put down. Don't think of this as an apocalypse book. Character driven novel. I loved it.Published 9 months ago by Cynthia