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Breakdown: A Love Story Paperback – August 28, 2012
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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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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
It's a different take on the apocalypse. Normal people trying to survive.Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
Quite a page turner. It had me staying up late into the night, I didn't want to put it down. I felt as if I was actually there!
I would definitely recommend this book.
I enjoyed this book a lot. It gave a good account of terrible times and survival. How a good part of surviving is working together.Published 1 month ago by Na Sh ville and I don't know
It was an ok read. I still felt "open" and the end of the book. I had many question.....alot was left unsaid.Published 2 months ago by RebelJhani
The story took a while to get going, but once it did I really enjoyed it. Really heartwarming story about love and loss.Published 3 months ago by Melissa Faria
I enjoyed this book - it was worth the time to read and was written in an easy to read stylePublished 3 months ago by Brendon Nass