Hopkins’ poetic adult debut is a real gem. Each woman longs for something more, while some escape and others withdraw. Every day, they stack their lives up … waiting for the moment it all crumbles. Triangles is a heartbreaking, yet eye-opening, novel in verse.
Three women are forced to come to terms with their pasts, realize the present and fully plan for the future. Andrea is the single mom to a teenage girl, desperate for the loving husband she thinks her friend has. As for Holly, she’s desperate for something more, something wild … even as her eldest daughter feels the same. Finally, there is Marissa, whose husband finds solace in work, whose son is hiding more than he tells and whose daughter is dying before her eyes. (ATRIA, Oct., 544 pp., $26.00)