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The Smash-Up

by Ali Benjamin

Political Thrillers

The Smash-Up Synopsis

A family is upended when their small-town life becomes the latest battlefield in the culture wars in this of-the-moment novel for readers of Meg Wolitzer and Fleishman Is in Trouble.

Life for Ethan and Zo used to be simple. Ethan co-founded a lucrative media start-up, and Zo was well on her way to becoming a successful filmmaker. Then they moved to a rural community for a little more tranquility--or so they thought.

When newfound political activism transforms Zo into a barely recognizable ball of outrage and #MeToo allegations rock his old firm, Ethan finds himself a misfit in his own life. Enter a houseguest who is young, fun, and not at all concerned with the real world, and Ethan is abruptly forced to question everything: his past, his future, his marriage, and what he values most.

Startling, witty, thought-provoking, and wise, Ali Benjamin's exciting debut novel offers the shock of recognition as it deftly illuminates some of the biggest issues of our time. Taking inspiration from a classic Edith Wharton tale about a small-town love triangle, The Smash-Up is a wholly contemporary exploration of how the things we fail to see can fracture a life, a family, a community, and a nation.

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ISBN: 9780593229651
Publication date: 23/02/2021
Publisher: Random House
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780593229651
Publication date: 23rd February 2021
Author: Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Random House
Format: Hardback
Genres: Political Thrillers,
Collections: 2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,

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