Hanna Halperin

I Could Live Here Forever -- Hanna Halperin, Hardcover

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"Halperin's radiant second novel walks the fine line between the longing for couplehood and the torture of codependency. . . . Let the rapturous intimacy and gut-churning ups and downs begin!" --Leigh Haber, The New York Times Book Review

By the award-winning author of Something Wild, a gripping portrait of a tumultuous, consuming relationship between a young woman and a recovering addict

When Leah Kempler meets Charlie Nelson in line at the grocery store, their attraction is immediate and intense. Charlie, with his big feelings and grand proclamations of love, captivates her completely. But there are peculiarities of his life--he's older than her but lives with his parents; he meets up with a friend at odd hours of the night; he sleeps a lot and always seems to be coming down with something. He confesses that he's a recovering heroin addict, but he promises Leah that he's never going to use again.

Leah's friends and family are concerned. As she finds herself getting deeper into an isolated relationship, one of manipulation and denial, the truth about Charlie feels as blurry as their time together. Even when Charlie's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, when he starts to make Leah feel unsafe, she can't help but feel that what exists between them is destined. Charlie is wide open, boyish, and unbearably handsome. The bounds of Leah's own pain--and love--are so deep that she can't see him spiraling into self-destruction.

Hanna Halperin writes with aching vulnerability and intimacy, sharply attuned to Leah's desire for an all-consuming, compulsive connection. I Could Live Here Forever exposes the chasm between perception and truth to tell an intoxicating story of one woman's relationship with an addict, the accompanying swirl of compassion and codependence, and her enduring search for love and wholeness.

Author: Hanna Halperin
Publisher: Viking
Published: 04/11/2023
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.96lbs
Size: 8.53h x 5.83w x 1.15d
ISBN: 9780593492079

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 12/01/2022 pg. 94
Publishers Weekly 02/06/2023
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2023
Booklist 04/01/2023 pg. 22
Shelf Awareness 04/14/2023

About the Author
Hanna Halperin is the author of Something Wild, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction, and was longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her stories have been published in The Kenyon Review, n+1, New Ohio Review, and Joyland. She has taught fiction workshops at GrubStreet in Boston and worked as a domestic violence counselor.

Product Tags:

Coming of Age, Fiction, Fiction - General, Hanna Halperin, Hardcover, Literary, Novels, Psychological, Viking

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