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Entertainment Adrienne Brodeur's Wild Game Is an Intoxicating Memoir About Her Mother's Affair

06:15  11 october  2019
06:15  11 october  2019 Source:   oprahmag.com

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When Adrienne Brodeur turned 14 years old, her mother , Malabar told a secret that would forever change their relationship. Adrienne Brodeur ' s twisted mother -daughter story could be the next big memoir .

In Wild Game , Adrienne Brodeur reflects upon the very disjointed and convoluted relationship with her mother , Malabar. But ask them as adults, and they might say no. It is easy reading Brodeur ’ s memoir about her mother and her mother ’ s affair to groan in despair as Brodeur ’ s mother

Essayist Emily Bernard reviews Adrienne Brodeur's Wild Game, a © GAYLE KABAKER Essayist Emily Bernard reviews Adrienne Brodeur's Wild Game, a "stunning tale of treachery." Read O, The Oprah Magazine's review.

Readers of Wild Game (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), take heed: You’re about to enter an alternate universe in which roadkill is transformed into gourmet fare and a woman named Malabar wakes her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne (a.k.a. Rennie), in the middle of the night to swoon over the object of her passion—her husband’s best friend, Ben. Outrageously, the lovers conduct their affair in plain sight. Ben plants a kiss on Malabar in full view of his wife, who laughs it off. Somehow, she trusts them, as does Malabar’s husband—Rennie’s stepfather—Charles. The main casualty of their liaison is Rennie, whom Malabar conscripts as an accomplice in a clandestine campaign to keep the affair alive. At first Rennie is ecstatic, “thrilled to have landed a starring role” in the drama. It’s only after years of shared intrigue that she realizes how much her participation in the deception has wounded her and others.

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In Wild Game , Adrienne Brodeur reflects upon the very disjointed and convoluted relationship with her mother , Malabar. But ask them as adults, and they might say no. It is easy reading Brodeur ’ s memoir about her mother and her mother ’ s affair to groan in despair as Brodeur ’ s mother

“ Adrienne Brodeur ’ s stunning memoir is the kind of true story that makes you wonder why we’d ever need fiction. “Not since The Glass Castle has a memoir managed to convey such a complex family bond, in which love, devotion, and corrosive secrets are inextricably linked.”

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The romance begins when Ben gifts Malabar a bloody bag of birds—squabs, to be exact. The fowl allow Malabar, a Le Cordon Bleu–trained foodie, expert “at extracting all things comestible from any creature,” to show off her culinary skills. Ben understands her primal relationship with food and always brings her “something unexpected—green frogs from his pond or a squirrel that he’d hit in his rush to get to us.” Malabar is as unique and wild as the exotic dishes she concocts. “Normal,” she confides to Rennie, “is not something I’ve ever aspired to be.”

Though her mother could make for an easy target, Brodeur never resorts to simplistic judgments, even when describing the multiple ways in which Malabar’s devotion to her paramour exceeded her commitment to her daughter. Brodeur is a deft memoirist, portraying Malabar as a woman traumatized by a violent parent and early tragedy. In this stunning tale of treachery—unsettling yet seductive—we are led through some of the darkest and most alluring corridors of the human heart. 

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Foul Play Suspected In Adrienne Quintal's Disappearance; $5,000 Reward Offered .
(WWJ) - Authorities fear a metro Detroit woman who disappeared last week in northern Michigan could be a victim of foul play. The Benzie County Sheriff's department wouldn't release any further details about their suspicions surrounding the disappearance of 47-year-old Adrienne Quintal. Reports indicate, however, that Quintal's boyfriend is now considered a person of interest and has been questioned by police. At this point, no one is in custody and no arrests have been made. © Provided by Entercom Radio, LLCQuintal was last seen downstate as she was headed to Honor, Michigan -- west of Traverse City -- to go to her family's cabin to relax with her boyfriend.

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