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  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405918756
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $26.00

The Break




The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.'
'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'
If only.

Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her.

He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.
Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . .

However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge.

For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman?

Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she?

The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

  • Pub date: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405918756
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin. She studied law and accountancy before turning to writing. Her first novel Watermelon was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate, runaway success. Marian Keyes is now one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time and is published in thirty nine different languages. She lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony.

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Praise for The Break

“A born storyteller”

Independent on Sunday

“When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own”

Daily Express


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