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Wild Game chapter 1 Wild Game , meaning Wild Game , genre Wild Game , book cover Wild Game , flies Wild Game , Wild Game 8224c5510ae71 A Daughter S Tale Of Living In The Thrall Of Her Magnetic, Complicated Mother, And The Chilling Consequences Of Her Complicity On A Hot July Night On Cape Cod When Adrienne Was Fourteen, Her Mother, Malabar, Woke Her At Midnight With Five Simple Words That Would Set The Course Of Both Of Their Lives For Years To Come Ben Souther Just Kissed Me Adrienne Instantly Became Her Mother S Confidante And Helpmate, Blossoming In The Sudden Light Of Her Attention, And From Then On, Malabar Came To Rely On Her Daughter To Help Orchestrate What Would Become An Epic Affair With Her Husband S Closest Friend The Affair Would Have Calamitous Consequences For Everyone Involved, Impacting Adrienne S Life In Profound Ways, Driving Her Into A Precarious Marriage Of Her Own, And Then Into A Deep Depression Only Years Later Will She Find The Strength To Embrace Her Life And Her Mother On Her Own Terms Wild Game Is A Brilliant, Timeless Memoir About How The People Close To Us Can Break Our Hearts Simply Because They Have Access To Them, And The Lies We Tell In Order To Justify The Choices We Make It S A Remarkable Story Of Resilience, A Reminder That We Need Not Be The Parents Our Parents Were To Us

10 thoughts on “Wild Game

  1. says:

    u n p u t d o w n a b l e.review to come 4 stars oh my god the drama thanks to HMH for the arc

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    As we walk through life, we sometimes fail to give a voice to the sharp thorned bramble that attaches itself and clings to our very being In Wild Game, Adrienne Brodeur reflects upon the very disjointed and convoluted relationship with her mother, Malabar Whether with full conscience or inadvertently, we tend to leave fingerprints of our own shortcomings and quirks on the minds of our children We will come to find that Malabar opened it all full throttle.Fourteen is a tender age of becoming We search through trial and error to place our feet upon the unsteady ground of adolescence And this is where the uneven relationship rears its jagged head in regard to Adrienne Rennie and Malabar Malabar wakes Rennie from a sound sleep with a bizarre telling of being kissed that evening by her husband s best friend, Ben Malabar transfers her excitement to Rennie Rennie only wishes happiness for her mother and agrees to be the conduit in this hidden relationship She follows along with the couple as a cover for their indiscretions having no clue as to what chaos Malabar has set in motion.Adrienne Brodeur unlatches the door to her early life and we, as readers, will view the heavy impact all of this will have on Rennie for the rest of her life We hear so much in regard to fathers daughters and mothers sons relationships Brodeur unpacks this one with a still loving hand towards the one individual with the greatest impact on her life The manipulation of Malabar will be experienced by offering the rose petal of a kiss that fateful evening rather than the honesty of an illicit affair on her daughter s pillow The web spun by Malabar is one that is impossible to untangle.But through it all, we honor Adrienne Brodeur s honesty in the retelling of her painful youth leading to her own adulthood There is almost a gasp as we acknowledge how crippled her own decision making had become under the influence of Malabar who became flawed and damaged by her own mother Leaping to the other side of a relationship still doesn t stop the genetics coursing through our bloodstreams at times But Brodeur shines the light on the possibility it can be done.I received a copy of Wild Game through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an honest review My thanks to them and to Adrienne Brodeur for the opportunity.

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    Why I love itby Jessica TurnerI m not a big nonfiction reader, but I devoured Wild Game pun intended As a mother of three kids, I m acutely aware of the role I have in their life and appreciate the sacred gift to usher them into adulthood Maybe that explains my shock and utter dismay over this true story of the author Adrienne s relationship with her mother, Malabar The ways in which Malabar repeatedly crossed lines that should never be crossed was unconscionable.In Wild Game, Malabar pursues an affair with her disabled husband s best friend, using her daughter, Adrienne, as a distraction, confidante, and accomplice to keep her relationship a secret and ensure its success Adrienne s desire to protect her mother a deeply flawed but undeniably magnetic woman and her blindness to the inappropriateness of her mother s actions is heart wrenching I was dumbfounded at the manipulation and selfishness of Adrienne s mother.Wild Game is sure to be one of 2019 s must read memoirs, and fans of The Glass Castle and Educated will love that it is similarly compulsively readable I read it in 24 hours and am still thinking about it weeks later Adrienne s mother is as enigmatic as she is selfish how could anyone act like this You ll be talking about just that with friends, strangers anyone who will listen for a long time.Read at

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    2.8 This flimsy memoir about a mother daughter relationship was a painless, but hollow reading experience I felt some sympathy for the confusion the author experienced but was mostly detached Takeaway You need than messed up mother to create a memorable memoir.

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    The comparisons to THE GLASS CASTLE are deserved Not since that book have we had a memoir that is this richly observed, full of poignant detail and heart stopping sentences Don t miss this one.

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    Loved it Malabar, the mother, is the most complicated character I ve experienced in quite some time Her actions are so hard to accept, yet the writing itself demonstrates the love of her daughter, and this draws the reader in, too This storytelling so ably demonstrates the way family relationships shift and change over time Remarkable accomplishment, rife with secrets so human I felt kind of like an accomplice, myself.

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    Disclaimer The publisher sent me an ARC Brodeur writers in her preface that a buried truth, that s all a lie really is The sentence could be used to describe than a lie but also family relationships All families have secrets and all families are unhappy in entirely different ways, and despite how Tolstoy started that saying, I will even say all happy families are so in different ways in fact, you can be a happy and unhappy family at the same time For instance, if you could travel back in time and ask half a dozen people at that point in their lives, if their family was happy, then they might answer yes But ask them as adults, and they might say no It is easy reading Brodeur s memoir about her mother and her mother s affair to groan in despair as Brodeur s mother Malabar confides in her daughter and uses her daughter to conduct an illicit affair Yet, many of us become our parents confidents whether we want to be or not We learn about their sex lives or lack of one, perhaps what they said in marriage counseling In this way, our parents use us as friends and weapons So, while Brodeur s story may be different than most, it is still a memoir that reflects a very common occurrence and is honest about it At first glance, the memoir might simply be about the affair and Brodeur s role in it, but what the story really unfolds is the struggle that happens when we separate ourselves from parents whom we love but whose love isn t necessary healthily or even really love The memoir is about overcoming the intergenerational hurt that secrets and emotional withdraw can cause In part this focus around the necklace that Malabar owns, that originally was her mother s, given to her by her husband as part peace offering, part sorry, part bribe It is unknown fi the necklace is what it is supposed to be an artwork of gems The necklace is beautiful, but its story shifts in the novel As does Malabar s stories about the affair that she tells Brodeur Malabar s back story gives some reason and context to her behavior, but also does not excuse her behavior In the pages, the reader can feel Brodeur trying to make sense of her mother Brodeur s writing is gripping and the memoir speeds along at a good clip There is no dragging or self pity or unnecessary detail At no point do we stop and scream at Brodeur but instead celebrate her success in living her own life.In telling about her healing and moving forward Brodeur gives hope and comfort to those of us still coming to terms with the damage and pain caused by parents who while loved put their own happiness first or are not as parents should be.

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    I had the excellent fortune of receiving an ARC of Adrienne Brodeur s masterful memoir I keep referring to it as a novel because, honestly, I m not a huge fan of memoir and this narrator this story drew me into a different world with fascinating characters Brodeur writes about her manipulative bigger than life mother with such love and tenderness She also writes about her younger self with the tenderness of a mother Trust me, you want to pre order this October release and put it on your book club calendar Find out why 14 publishers fought over this gem

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    Tell me what it s like, I said, even though we d had this conversation before and I d witnessed firsthand how the volatile forces of passion and infidelity had give my mother exuberance I just loved to hear her talk about it Pg 42Would you give up your life if you thought it would make your parents happy Adrienne was too young to debate this question when her mother confided in her about the blossoming affair with her husband s best friend She spent the next 10 years devoting herself to helping her mother in every aspect of her secret relationship How similar is the pattern between our actions and our parents Adrienne was fortunately able to break the pattern between her mother, and her mother s mother, of the selfish and narcissistic relationships But not first before lying to everyone she cared about Cheating on multiple partners and pursuing men who were involved in relationships, Adrienne had followed her mother s footsteps with great accuracy Her choice of husband was subconsciously to keep her mother involved in her life, and keep the hope alive that one day, her mother would love her than she loved herself.To see how this one secret, this one affair, changed the lives of every person surrounding Adrienne and Malabar made this book an extremely fascinating read Each person had depth, personality, and perspective, which made this story feel so life like It felt like the story of a family I had grown up with, or people I once knew, not strangers in a book My heart broke for Charles and Lily on multiple occasions, and with each passing page I became and disappointed in Adrienne I think writing a memoir so incriminating to your character can be very tricky I thought she did this well and I empathized with her through most of the story The only thing I didn t enjoy about this memoir was Adrienne s lack of acknowledgment of her continued involvement and complicity throughout her older years Of course as the quote goes, Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards Soren Kierkegaard Pg 117 But I do still feel like Adrienne had a lot of great people in her life that she did not appreciate, and caused far turmoil than she spoke on Overall, I loved and appreciated this memoir It was heartbreaking and personal, just as all great memoirs of this type are I would recommend this book to lovers of The Glass Castle and Educated Some other quotes I took away when you lie so often that the lie seems truer than the actual truth, you lose the only thing that matters the possibility of a real connection Pg 50 Loneliness is not about how many people you have around It s about whether or not you feel connected Whether or not you re able to be yourself The lonely feeling comes from not feeling known Pg 113

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