I Smile Back

Genre: Literary Fiction

I Smile Back

Performed by:
Lauren Fortgang

We live in an era that believes in the idea of rehabilitation and counts on the possibility of redemption. The thing is, not everyone gets better and even those who find salvation often leave a wake of destruction behind them.In the follow-up to her acclaimed debut, A Mouthful of Air, which drew comparisons from critics to The Bell Jar and The Awakening, Amy Koppelman delivers an unrestrained statement on the modern suburban woman.Laney Brooks acts out. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, and disappears when she wants. Lurking beneath Laney's composed surface is the impulse to follow in the footsteps of her father, to leave and topple her family's balance in the process.

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Run time: 5 hours
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Amy Koppelman

Amy Koppelman lives in New York City with her husband and two children. I Smile Back is her second novel.
Lauren Fortgang

Lauren Fortgang graduated from Fordham University's Theater Program and currently lives in NYC. She has taken on roles as an actress, spokesperson, narrator, and costume designer, and has recorded everything from video games to text books. She works steadily as an audiobook narrator with Audible, Inc. having recorded over 200 titles.

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