Falling Under

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Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 356 pages
26 Reviews
A “fearless, penetrating debut” (Tish Cohen, author of Town House) about a troubled artist who has painted herself into a corner

After surviving a turbulent childhood, Mara Foster has finally gained independence and success as a painter. Now in her late twenties, she lives alone, still burdened by a troubled past involving a teenaged affair with an older man and the tragic loss of her college boyfriend. But when Mara meets Hugo, the walls she has built around herself begin to crumble. Despite herself, she starts to fall in love and realizes she must either confront her dark secrets or be consumed by them. And either way, she risks losing Hugo and her second chance at happiness.

Written in spare, crisp prose and marked by wry humor, Falling Underis a gripping contemporary urban tale of human weakness, friendship, and hard-earned redemption.
  

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I enjoyed the art story lines. - LibraryThing
One will never know, as the ending is purposely vague. - Goodreads
Danielle Younge-Ullman is a fantastic writer. - LibraryThing
And the ending, the last sentence, wow. - LibraryThing
And the author had an amazing way of the sex scenes. - Goodreads
It seems like she has been writing for years. - Goodreads

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

This is Danielle Younge-Ullman's first book apparently. I seem to be at odds with other LibraryThing reviewers in only giving this two stars, and I suppose I can see where they're coming from, but to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stef - Goodreads

Disappointing. Bland writing about a young artist suffering myriad emotional issues thanks to a past featuring divorced parents and tumultuous relationships. I couldn't sympathize with the protagonist ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
6
Section 4
18
Section 5
30
Section 6
43
Section 7
50
Section 8
57
Section 21
182
Section 22
201
Section 23
214
Section 24
231
Section 25
237
Section 26
250
Section 27
256
Section 28
266

Section 9
69
Section 10
77
Section 11
86
Section 12
100
Section 13
102
Section 14
110
Section 15
121
Section 16
127
Section 17
135
Section 18
145
Section 19
154
Section 20
172
Section 29
277
Section 30
288
Section 31
299
Section 32
303
Section 33
312
Section 34
318
Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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About the author (2008)

Danielle Younge-Ullman is a novelist, playwright, and actor from Toronto, Canada. Her one-act play, 7 Acts of Intercourse, debuted at Toronto s SummerWorks festival in 2005. This is her first novel.

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