Broken Like This
About the Book
An unforgettably haunting novel --- intertwining stories reveal how a man and a woman fall in love with the same extraordinary person
BROKEN LIKE THIS by Monica Trasandes is the saga of Kate Harrington --- who for the past 15 years has been the muse, provocateur and lodestone in the lives of Louis Ross and Angela Agnelli. After a car accident in Ibiza, Kate lies comatose and is, unbeknownst to anyone, two months pregnant. Angela and Louis both fly to her side, as does Kate’s step-father, who’s been a dark presence in all of their lives for many years. Told in present day and breathtaking flashbacks, by turns bittersweet and brutally honest --- this is a remarkable debut.
What begins as an evocative story of love and identity evolves, faster and faster, into a high-scale drama --- with a conclusion that is truly heartrending. From sunny, Southern California to the sweaty, musical streets of Brazil; from a garden in Boston to a rooftop in Brooklyn --- BROKEN LIKE THIS is a rare novel that captures the utter joy felt when meeting that person whose energy and passion will shape your life forever.