Breaking up is hard to do. Breaking down is much easier. After being shoved out of the cockpit of a three-year relationship, the shell-shocked narrator of Beauty Marks pulls the ripcord and parachutes to firmer ground with the help of an assortment of quirky friends, loyal family and unexpected encounters. Rich with sharp observation and humorous detail, this sparkling new novel by David James Parr explores how to make the best out of life’s bitter heartbreaks, sweet ironies and savory triumphs on the battlefield of love.
“David James Parr's writing exudes a subtle magnetism that is at once melancholy and uplifting; poetic and direct; whimsical and deeply, deeply affecting," says Joe Okonkwo, author of JAZZ MOON.