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The Frontman (Contemporary American Novellas) Paperback – December 11, 2012
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Another thing to praise would be Frechette's structure, starting with a concise and clear introduction of both lead characters (Will and Leah), then branching off to tell their stories from their respective POVs in alternating chapters. Now, this is something lots of authors have attempted lately, some of which more successful than others (Murakami, naturally). Frechette commendably inhabits both the male and female perspective, and the dueling thought processes coalesce by the end in a tangible and rather lovely way. Again, this is a unique and genuinely introspective way to deal with something that might seem familiar.
In the end, I think that's what all good writing should strive for: Taking something familiar and having something new to say about the topic. (I know, I know...who am I to say?) Frechette accomplishes this through both style and details. And, again, it's just so readable (it flies by). Recommended for anyone attracted to these kinds of stories, but might be put off by the familiar description. Don't be. It's worth the read. (And, for the record, I wish I could give this 4 and A HALF stars)
One criticism I have is maybe Michelle's character could have sounded a little more grown up. I think you could have had some great juxtaposition there and emphasized a little more the difficulties of two people in very different places in life struggling to remain friends. Also, I felt like her husband/boyfriend (Scott?) was a bit of a silent prop and could have been an interesting character to explore. Once again, these are pretty minor and didn't hinder my enjoyment.
Overall I really enjoyed it, but I have one more question. Do you really hate yuppie brunches that much?
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