Modern Happiness by Michael Gilbert

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Ashley, Kiley, and Turner are all in love with the same man—Aram. Ashley is twenty-eight and engaged to be married, but she finds herself unable to fully recover from her breakup with Aram. He still contacts her and proclaims his love for her, despite being in a relationship with Kiley. Kiley is twenty-four and lives with Aram in a shared apartment. She hopes that he will marry her one day. Meanwhile, Turner finds it impossible to conceal her infatuation for Aram. She is a twenty year-old artist attending a local community college. She believes that eventually Aram will realize that despite her age, she is capable of a mature relationship with him.

Modern Happiness challenges the reader to consider what constitutes happiness in a contemporary world where romantic relationships become so complex that what people say and do often contradicts what they genuinely feel. The ensuing confusion makes it difficult to discern what anyone really desires.

About Michael Gilbert

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Michael Gilbert attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana State University as a student-athlete. Since graduation, he has taught high school psychology and sociology in Indiana while pursuing graduate studies in philosophy at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is the author of Adieu: The Eternal Verity and Sisyphus's Joy.
Published July 1, 2012 by Sisyphus's Joy. 260 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Non-fiction

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