A Mouthful of Air by Amy Koppelman audiobook

A Mouthful of Air

By Amy Koppelman
Afterword by Adrienne Miller
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Blackstone Publishing 9781953387141
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Now a major motion picture starring Amanda Seyfried and Finn Wittrock A Mouthful of Air is a compassionate and wrenching portrait of Julie Davis, a young wife and mother torn between the love she feels for her family and the voice in her head that insists they’d be better off without her. We meet Julie several weeks after her suicide attempt, on the eve of her son’s first birthday. Grateful to be alive, Julie tries her best to appreciate every moment—“this tree, that passing car, the pretzel guy up ahead on the corner. She has, for whatever reason, been given a second chance”—but her emotional demons are unrelenting, and she is slowly and quietly losing the battle. Within the narrative of A Mouthful of Air is an argument about the nature of depression—its causes, cures, and the price it exacts from its victims. With spare, elegant prose, this brutally honest portrayal of family and self illuminates the power and complexity of the human psyche. Originally published in 2003, A Mouthful of Air now includes an afterword by author Adrienne Miller.

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Summary

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Now a major motion picture starring Amanda Seyfried and Finn Wittrock

A Mouthful of Air is a compassionate and wrenching portrait of Julie Davis, a young wife and mother torn between the love she feels for her family and the voice in her head that insists they’d be better off without her.

We meet Julie several weeks after her suicide attempt, on the eve of her son’s first birthday. Grateful to be alive, Julie tries her best to appreciate every moment—“this tree, that passing car, the pretzel guy up ahead on the corner. She has, for whatever reason, been given a second chance”—but her emotional demons are unrelenting, and she is slowly and quietly losing the battle.

Within the narrative of A Mouthful of Air is an argument about the nature of depression—its causes, cures, and the price it exacts from its victims. With spare, elegant prose, this brutally honest portrayal of family and self illuminates the power and complexity of the human psyche.

Originally published in 2003, A Mouthful of Air now includes an afterword by author Adrienne Miller.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Koppelman nails every detail.” Boston Globe
“This is a story so convincing that never again will you pass a new mother on the street without wondering what’s behind her mouthful of smiles.” New York Observer
“Lean, minutely detailed, and frighteningly convincing.” Publishers Weekly
“Anyone who has suffered from depression will recognize the distant, almost ethereal rhythm of Julie’s days.” Kirkus Reviews
“So visceral is Koppelman’s prose, the reader truly feels the depth of Julie’s spirit and the toll of her continual struggle to keep herself afloat.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Amy Koppelman

Author Bio: Amy Koppelman

Amy Koppelman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels A Mouthful of AirI Smile Back, and Hesitation Wounds, a 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award winner. She produced and co-adapted the film adaptation of I Smile Back, starring Sarah Silverman. Her latest film, A Mouthful of Air, was her first undertaking as a screenwriter, director, producer, and illustrator. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a fiction MFA from Columbia, where she is an Adjunct Professor. Koppelman lives in New York City with her family. She is an outspoken advocate for women’s mental health.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English