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CHATTER, a novel by Perrin Ireland
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A fast-paced, dark comedy about marriage, family, and friends in a terror-obsessed world.

Michael and Sarah's marriage is already in trouble. But the revelation that Michael has a daughter he's never mentioned—and only just met—pushes their relationship to the breaking point. His secrecy about the past, his compulsion to visit his ex-lover, and the sudden presence of his beautiful grown daughter in their lives drives Sarah to search for the truth.

With dead-on dialogue, Chatter is a snapshot of a marriage taken against the landscape of our frenetic culture, where television news reports, overheard conversations, and screaming headlines punctuate our days. Balancing humor and terror, Ireland brilliantly depicts the elusiveness of security—globally and in our own homes—and the longing to find that safe place in a loved one's arms.

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