"Psychologically complex . . . If women's liberation means freeing us to be more truly ourselves, we should celebrate a writer like Roche, whose voice is defiantly, shamelessly her own.”—The Guardian
Wrecked is the second novel from Charlotte Roche, author of the controversial international bestseller, Wetlands. Equally raw and powerful to her debut, Wrecked is a work of greater maturity that deals with sex, death, fidelity, and the question of what is expected from a twenty-first century wife and mother.
"Tuck packs a small universe and decades of emotional history into each story."—Stephan Lee, Entertainment Weekly (A-)
The elegantly conceived stories in The House at Belle Fontaine span the better part of the twentieth century and almost every continent, revealing apprehensions, passions, secrets, and tragedies among lovers and spouses, landlords and tenants, and lifelong friends.
"Evocative stories of beautiful language and masterful economy . . . These striking, compact narratives are reminiscent of the exquisite short stories of Edith Pearlman. . . . We become intimate witnesses to these private lives falling apart and, in some cases, coming back together."—S. Kirk Walsh, The Boston Globe