Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me


      Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me
A daughter s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother s confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband s closest friend The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life and her mother on her own terms Wild Game is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make It s a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us. Read Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Adrienne Brodeur began her career in publishing as the cofounder, with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, of the National Magazine Award winning Zoetrope All Story She has worked as a book editor and is currently the executive director of Aspen Words.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me
  • Adrienne Brodeur
  • 16 January 2018
  • 1328519031

10 thoughts on “ Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

  1. says:

    u n p u t d o w n a b l e.review to come 4 stars oh my god the drama thanks to HMH for the arc

  2. says:

    Why I love itby Jessica TurnerI m not a big nonfiction reader, but I devoured Wild Game pun intended As a mother of three kids, I m acutely aware of the role I have in their life and appreciate the sacred gift to usher them into adulthood Maybe that explains my shock and utter dismay over this true story of the author Adrienne s relationship with her mother, Malabar The ways in which Malabar repeatedly crossed lines that should never be crossed was unconscionable.In Wild Game, Malabar pursu Why I love itby Jessica TurnerI m not a big nonfiction reader, but I devoured Wild Game pun intended As a mother of three kids, I...

  3. says:

    As we walk through life, we sometimes fail to give a voice to the sharp thorned bramble that attaches itself and clings to our very being In Wild Game, Adrienne Brodeur reflects upon the very disjointed and convoluted relationship with her mother, Malabar Whether with full conscience or inadvertently, we tend to leave fingerprints of our own shortcomings and quirks on the minds of our children We will come to find that Malabar opened it all full throttle.Fourteen is a tender age of becoming As we walk through life, we sometimes fail to give a voice to the sharp thorned bramble that attaches itself and clings to our very being In Wild Game, Adrienne Brodeur reflects upon the very disjointed and convoluted relationship with her mother, Malabar Whether with full conscience or inadvertently, we tend to leave fingerprints of our own shortcomings and quirks on the minds of our children We will come to find that Malabar opened it all full throttle.Fourteen is a tender age of becoming We search through trial and error to place our feet upon the unsteady ground of adolescence And this is where the uneven relationship rears its jagged head in regard to Adrienne Rennie and Malabar Malabar wakes Rennie from a sound sleep with a bizarre telling of being kissed that evening by he...

  4. says:

    2.8 This flimsy memoir about a mother daughter relationship was a painless, but hollow reading experience I felt some sympathy for the confusion the author experienced but was mostly detached Takeaway You needthan messed up mother to create a memorable memoir.

  5. says:

    The comparisons to THE GLASS CASTLE are deserved Not since that book have we had a memoir that is this richly observed, full of poignant detail and heart stopping sentences Don t miss this one.

  6. says:

    Loved it Malabar, the mother, is the most complicated character I ve experienced in quite some time Her actions are so hard to accept, yet the writing itself demonstrates the love of her daughter, and this draws the reader in, too T...

  7. says:

    Tell me what it s like, I said, even though we d had this conversation before and I d witnessed firsthand how the volatile forces of passion and infidelity had give my mother exuberance I just loved to hear her talk about itPg 42Would you give up your life if you thought it would make your parents happy Adrienne was too young to debate this question when ...

  8. says:

    Disclaimer The publisher sent me an ARC Brodeur writers in her preface that a buried truth, that s all a lie really is The sentence could be used to describethan a lie but also family relationships All families have secrets and all families are unhappy in entirely different ways, and despite how Tolstoy started that saying, I will even say all happy families are so in different ways in fact, you can be a happy and unhappy family at the same time For instance, if you could travel Disclaimer The publisher sent me an ARC Brodeur writers in her preface that a buried truth, that s all a lie really is ...

  9. says:

    I had the excellent fortune of receiving an ARC of Adrienne Brodeur s masterful memoir I keep referring to it as a novel because, honestly, I m not a huge fan of memoir and this narrator this story drew me into a different world with fascinating characters Brodeur writes about her manipulative bigger than life mother with such love and tenderness She also wri...

  10. says:

    An immensely readable memoir about growing up with a narcissist mother While it was a quick read, the author s literary background served an effective emotional punch, worthy of the trauma she suffered at the hands of her mother I m not sure if this will be corrected for the final release I read this as an ARC but Brodeaur makes a point of changing the names of most of the people in her life for the book explained in the introduction , but then goes on to thank them all by name in the ackno An immensely readable memoir about growing up with a narcissist mother While it was a quick read, the author s literary background served an effective emotional punch, worthy of the trauma she suffered at the hands of her mother I m not sure if this will be corrected for the final release I read this as an ARC but Brodeaur makes a point of changing the names of most of the people in her life for the book explained in the introduction , but then goes on to thank them all by name in the ac...

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