Skip to main content

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

About the Book

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

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.

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me
by Adrienne Brodeur

  • Publication Date: October 15, 2019
  • Genres: Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN-10: 1328519031
  • ISBN-13: 9781328519030