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Getting Rid of Matthew

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Getting Rid of Matthew

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Jane Fallon
publisher:
Hyperion
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

After four years of mid-evening ”playdates” three times a week, Helen has finally convinced Matthew to leave his wife and family for her. Surprise: He’s a needy man-child who was never worth the fuss. So to push him away, Helen dials back the hygiene and cranks up the foul-mouthed indifference — while stalking, then befriending (under a pseudonym), his wife. Without descending into cliché, British TV producer Jane Fallon (This Life, Teachers) makes Helen’s twisted mind pathetic, hilarious, and relatable all at once. Getting Rid of Matthew is a gritty look at the madness of never knowing exactly what you want. B+