I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
By Courtney Maum
(Touchstone Books, Hardcover, 9781476764580, 336pp.)
Publication Date: June 2014
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Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to a famous cutlery designer to appreciate his fortune.
But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne--when they were first married and deeply in love--has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life...just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair. Rudderless and remorseful, Richard embarks on a series of misguided attempts to win Anne back while focusing his creative energy on a provocative art piece to prove that he's still the man she once loved.
Skillfully balancing biting wit with a deep emotional undercurrent, this "charming and engrossing portrait of one man's midlife mess" ("Elle") creates the perfect portrait of an imperfect family--and a heartfelt exploration of marriage, love, and fidelity.