Love Will Tear Us Apart:
by Sarah Rainone
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The characters in Sarah Rainone’s debut novel, Love Will Tear Us Apart, are cast from familiar molds: the masochistic boor, the aspirant fashion designer, the would-be musician, and the gullible hippie. As the book opens, these four twenty-somethings (none particularly likable) are preparing to gather at a mansion in the fictional burg of Galestown, Rhode Island. The occasion is the marriage of two mutual friends, Dan and Lea, who met in high school in the early ’90s and have spent the years since college pursuing successful careers.
Naturally, the wedding turns out to be less a celebration than a chance for loud group commiseration. Ben is mired in self-loathing: Unlike Dan, he never made it to college and now supports himself by bartending. Alex subsides on a diet of eight balls, while dreaming of a gig in haute
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