Attachment by Isabel Fonseca

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After more than twenty years of life in London, Jean and Mark Hubbard decamp to a remote tropical island in the Indian Ocean. But when Jean, a health columnist, discovers a salacious love letter addressed to her husband, she realizes that she has misdiagnosed some acute pathologies in her own life. The long idyll of their mutual ease is over - and a new quest has just begun. Looking for answers, Jean goes undercover with a surreptitious correspondence that propels her on to alarming and illuminating adventures of her own. Isabel Fonseca explores the impulses that color and disrupt our lives even as they reveal, ever more clearly, the nature of love.


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About Isabel Fonseca

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Isabel Fonseca was born and raised in New York City. She was educated at Barnard College and Oxford University. Since the early 1980s, she has made her home mostly in England, where she worked in publishing and then as an editor at the Times Literary Supplement. Her journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications, from The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal to The New Yorker and Vogue. She lives in London with her husband, Martin Amis, and their two daughters.
 
Published April 29, 2008 by Vintage. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But during a sabbatical on the island of St. Jacques, Jean’s sense of certainty begins to waver after she discovers e-mails (and photo attachments) from Giovana, apparently Mark’s lewd young lover, and also confronts the possibility of breast cancer.

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I’m not sure if it’s irony or good luck that landed Isabel Fonseca’s swirling examination of midlife crises on my desk just as the Eliot Spitzer mess broke (infidelity being a — duh — major wind force), but the coincidence sure made reading this clever, well-observed novel that much more compelling.

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Attachment Isabel Fonseca Chatto £15.99, pp305 'There wasn't even a word for the female cuckold,' says Jean, the betrayed wife in Attachment, Isabel Fonseca's first novel.

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Attachment by Isabel Fonseca Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Isabel Fonseca's arresting novel begins where others end: its main chara...

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Attachment by Isabel Fonseca Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Mark and Jean, an ageing media power couple, flee London for a tropical ...

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Attachment by Isabel Fonseca 310pp, Chatto & Windus, £15.99 One must attempt, for the sake of objectivity, not to drag an author's personal life into a review.

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The Independent

What happens when the man that you've been married to for decades turns out to have a double life?

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