Double Fault by Lionel Shriver

Double Fault

Lionel Shriver

A contemporary honest novel that focuses on high achievement and self-destruction. How far would you go to succeed? Would you risk your marriage to stay on top?

Extract

As Eric scrutinized her askance, Willy assessed her husband in return. Among the other washed-out Amtrak passengers his tan looked out of place. He was more nodular than she remembered, the Adam's apple, nose, and forehead lumpy and tuberous. In the snapshot she referred to he was smiling; this uneasy man's features were wrung like a wet towel.

Parallels
  • The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  • Mr and Mrs Smith - the film