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Perfection: a memoir of betrayal and renewal
Perfection a memoir of betrayal and renewal Author:Julie Metz Julie Metz had seemingly the perfect life - an adoring husband, a happy, spirited daughter, a lovely old house in a quaint suburban town - but it was all a lie. — Julie Metz's life changed forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapsed on the kitchen floor and died in her arms. Suddenly this mother of a six-year-old ... more »became the young widow in her bucolic small town. But that was only the beginning. Seven months after Henry's death, just when Julie thought she was emerging from the worse of it, came the rest of it: Henry had hidden another life from her.
Perfection is the story of rebuilding both a life and an identity after betrayal and widowhood. It is a story of rebirth and happiness - if not perfection.
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It is impossible to put PERFECTION down as we follow Julie Metz through her true story of love, lies, loss, and moving forward. Her raw and brave writing makes you want to cheer Metz on as she pieces her life back together, one beautiful sentence at a time.
Marian Fontana, author of Widows Walk and Middle of the Bed
Six months after her husband's funeral, Julie Metz discovered his five mistresses, one of them her presumed friend. She writes, "I couldnt kill Henry anymore, since he was, conveniently enough, dead. The seed of PERFECTION was rage, yet Metzs fury is not ugly, not even vengeful. Instead it provides this books beautiful testimony that, instead of killing the subject, the author can do something that diminishes him even more totally. She can forgive him and move on. That accomplishment, via prose, leaves me breathless.
Sarah Manguso, author of The Two Kinds of Decay