Most break-up stories are fun, feisty tales of revenge - think explosive discoveries and cut-up clothes. But what about real, quiet heartbreak, the sort that happens to normal people in their ordinary, love-filled, routine-laiden lives? The kind of heartbreak that tears the life you've built together down the middle, perhaps never to be the same again? This is the kind of emotional trauma that Marian Keyes writes about so beautifully in her latest novel, The Break. Amy is happily married to her husband, Hugh, until he announces that he is leaving for six months, and Amy can't do a thing about it. Heartfelt, wise, and wonderfully true to life, it'll make you laugh and cry in true Marian Keyes style.