|Publisher:||Random House Trade|
Meanwhile, their boisterous daughter, Alex, grows wilder by the day. Ethan's former business partner needs help saving the media company they'd co-founded. Financial disaster looms. Enter a breezy, blue-haired millennial making her way through the gig economy. Suddenly Ethan faces a choice unlike any he's ever had to make. Unfolding over fivet urbulent days in 2018, The Smash-Up wrestles shrewdly with some of the biggest questions of our time: What, exactly, does it mean to be a good guy? What will it take for men to break the "bro code"? How does the world respond when a woman demands more? Can we ever understand another's experiences... and what are the consequences of failing to try? Moving, funny, and cathartic, this portrait of a marriage--and a nation--under strain is, ultimately, a magic trick of empathy, one that will make you laugh and squirm until its final, breathless pages.