The publication of BLUE WATER marked the launch of a major talent, with the emotional impact and immediacy of Alice Munro or Alice Hoffman. With MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE, Headline Review brings a truly unforgettable bestseller to a whole new readership.
A touching, passionate and heartfelt story about a young couple determined to find happiness in the teeth of life's disappointments and tragedies, and their families' disapproval.
April and Caleb have known each other for just three short months, so their Valentine's Day wedding at a chapel on the shores of Lake Michigan has both families in uproar. As the festivities unfold and the drinking begins, everyone has a lively prediction about April and Caleb's future, each the reflection of a different experience of marriage.
Meanwhile, at the nearby Hideaway Lodge, a domestic quarrel ends in tragedy. As April and Caleb being their life together, death parts another man and woman in angry violence, and the two stories intersect to explore the tangled roots of vulnerability and desire.
'Pick up this book at your own risk; you will not be able to put it down. MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE is intoxicating, a breathless dance through all the love and hatred, passion and desperation that come whenever men and women make a commitment to spend their lives together. Funny, sexy and utterly poignant' - Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto
Manette Ansay is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels: MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, RIVER ANGEL, SISTER and VINEGAR HILL, an Oprah Winfrey Bookclub Selection, a short-story collection, READ THIS AND TELL ME WHAT IT SAYS, and a memoir, LIMBO, of her battle with illness to begin her writing career.