FALLING: The Story of a Marriage

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A New Byliner Original by Acclaimed Author Alexandra Fuller

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A New Byliner Original by Acclaimed Author Alexandra Fuller

“I don’t want to be married to you.” This was one of the last things Alexandra Fuller said to her husband before the horrific accident that would change their lives forever. In her most personal memoir yet, the bestselling author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktails Under the Tree of Forgetfulness tells the heartrending story of her long and stormy marriage to Charlie Ross, the love of her life, the father of her three children, and the man she ultimately couldn’t live with. Fuller’s new e-single, published today by Byliner, Falling: The Story of a Marriage ($2.99) is a heartbreakingly honest tale of passion and loss. It speaks to wives, husbands, and anyone who has been deeply in love.

Fuller was a young British college graduate recently returned to her parents’ farm in Zambia when she met and fell hard for Ross, a handsome American river guide. Before long they were married with a newborn, living in a cottage on the Zambezi River, caught up with the challenges of life in the African wilds, including a near-death bout with malaria. It was easy to overlook the cracks that soon began to show in their relationship. “The place, with all its beautiful difficulties,” Fuller writes, “supplanted the need for real conversation, filled the space that might have been left for the exchange of real ideas and intimacy, and made up in drama and splendor what we lacked in closeness.”

The couple marched on, sticking it out through a move to the United States, ongoing financial struggles, and Fuller’s determination to succeed as a writer. But the troubles between them only got worse. Then came the day when a peaceful horseback ride went tragically wrong, forcing Fuller to come to terms with her life and her toxic marriage.

About the Author: Alexandra Fuller is the author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Cocktails Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Scribbling the Cat, and The Legend of Colton H. Bryant. She was born in England in 1969, and in 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After the civil war there in the seventies, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. She now lives in Wyoming.

About Byliner: Byliner commissions and publishes original stories written to be read in a single sitting. Bestselling Byliner titles include Amy Tan’s Rules for Virgins, Margaret Atwood’s Positron, Jon Krakauer’s Three Cups of Deceit, Ann Patchett’s The Getaway Car, Nick Hornby’s Everyone’s Reading Bastard, and Buzz Bissinger’s After Friday Night Lights. The companion website, Byliner.com, gives readers personalized access to an unmatched library of fiction and nonfiction, handpicked by our editors. On Byliner, readers can discover new writers, explore, save, and share great stories, connect with other readers, and even engage directly with their favorite writers.

Falling: The Story of a Marriage is available for $2.99 as a Kindle Single at Amazon, a Quick Read at Apple’s iBookstore, a Nook Snap at BarnesAndNoble.com, a Short Read at Kobo, and at Google Play. For an Advance Reading Copy or to schedule an interview with Alexandra Fuller, please contact Clare Hertel at clare(at)byliner(dot)com; 505-474-6783.


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