The Darren Effect
An affair. A marriage. Accidental encounters. A secret spying mission masquerading as research for a short story on desire. This is the rich ground from which The Darren Effect springs, carrying us through the complexities, tragedies, and unanticipated triumphs of love and loss.
The Darren Effect is a miraculous novel, in which the characters coalesce and crisscross in awkward, surprising, and hilarious ways. Damaged by grief and circumstance, Heather, Isabella, Darren, and Benny offer each other heartbreak, love, and redemption at a time when all previous points of reference have vanished.
"A remarkably self-assured first novel." — Quill & Quire
"Libby Creelman peoples her novel with fascinating varieties of injured souls. A tender, surprising, moving read." — Alan Cumyn
"Intimate and arch, pepper-hot and coolly comic. ... Creelman's characters are convincing, damaged, insightful, odd, compassionate, and ever so slightly morally ashew — in other words, utterly compelling and true to life. You will love this novel." — Lisa Moore
Pub date: March 7, 2008