Sweet Land of Bigamy

Sweet Land of Bigamy

by Miah Arnold
     
 

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When Helen Motes finds herself on a Utah mountaintop getting married to a besotted young Indian poet, she can't quite figure out how she became a bigamist, and she certainly doesn't want to be one. Helen worked hard to create the stable middle-class life her childhood denied her, so sabotaging her first (and decidedly still legal) marriage wasn't part of her life

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When Helen Motes finds herself on a Utah mountaintop getting married to a besotted young Indian poet, she can't quite figure out how she became a bigamist, and she certainly doesn't want to be one. Helen worked hard to create the stable middle-class life her childhood denied her, so sabotaging her first (and decidedly still legal) marriage wasn't part of her life plan. Yet with her original husband away in Iraq, and her new husband ready to agree to everything she ever wanted, deciding which husband to keep proves to be torture.

How Helen's life led her to this point--and what she plans to do with these two "keepers"--are the driving questions behind Miah Arnold's heartfelt debut about an unlikely bigamist and her circle of family, friends, and husbands. Weaving in multiple continents and unforgettable characters, The Sweet Land of Bigamy is a funny and surprisingly touching exploration of what marriage can be.

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"I admire Arnold for taking risks in this debut novel, and I'm anxious to read novel No. 2." --Houston Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440541896
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
07/18/2012
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Miah Arnold grew up in a house attached to the Three Legged Dog Saloon in rural Utah. She studied writing at the University of Houston and her stories have won awards and appeared in literary journals. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Raj Mankad, and their two children.

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