It Happens All the Time: A Novel (Paperback)Amy Hatvany (author)
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From master storyteller Amy Hatvany-whose writing has been hailed as "gripping and emotionally honest" (Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times betselling author)- comes a compelling story about friendship and consent, perfect for "fans of Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain" (Library Journal).
I want to rewind the clock, take back the night when the world shattered. I want to erase everything that went wrong.
Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been best friends since they were teenagers-trusting and depending on each other through some of the darkest periods of their young lives. And while Amber has always felt that their relationship is strictly platonic, Tyler has long harbored the secret desire that they might one day become more than friends.
Returning home for the summer after her college graduation, Amber begins spending more time with Tyler than she has in years. Despite the fact that Amber is engaged to her college sweetheart, a flirtation begins to grow between them. One night, fueled by alcohol and concerns about whether she's getting married too young, Amber kisses Tyler.
What happens next will change them forever.
Told "with nuance and compassion" (Kirkus Reviews) in alternating points of view, It Happens All the Time is "a compulsory read for men and women" (Redbook) that will "consume you, drawing you into the very real plight of the main characters and leaving you hoping for a better future for us all" (Buzzfeed).
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 23 mm
"Spellbinding, timely, and unflinchingly honest. This novel will consume you." -- Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Missing Pieces
"This compelling, emotional novel reads like the complex truth behind the headlines. It Happens All the Time is a full throttle story with heart." -- Deb Caletti, National Book Award finalist
"Bravely sheds light on sexual assault and consent. In alternating perspectives friends Tyler and Amber recount an alcohol-fueled night that changed the course of their lives." * US Weekly *
"At the heart of this moving novel are characters so vivid and tragically real, you can't help but understand them as they self-sabotage, even in unforgiveable ways. It Happens All the Time is an important exercise in empathy and an unflinchingly honest look at the impact of all too common traumas." -- Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author
"Pulling from her personal experiences, Amy Hatvany uses her novel to bring the raw wounds of sexual assault to light. It Happens All the Time will consume you, drawing you into the very real plight of the main characters and leaving you hoping for a better future for us all." * BuzzFeed *
"Compelling... a must read for Sexual Assault Awareness Month." * PopSugar *
"Hatvany (Somewhere Out There) takes a risk with this disturbing study of the sexual and power dynamics of friendship and love...[she] keeps the pace fast, slickly layering her two complicated characters...Thanks to Hatvany's powerful storytelling, there is a richness in these conflicted characters that makes changes of head and heart seem both unpredictable and possible." * Publishers Weekly *
"Bravely told and intoxicatingly honest, It Happens All The Time is a compulsory read for men and women-it bravely and urgently explores the meaning of consent everyone desperately needs to understand." * Redbook *
"Hatvany tackles an important, and timely, subject...this title will be appreciated by fans of Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain." * Library Journal *
"It Happens All the Time delves into the issues of friendship, power dynamics, and consent. With nuance and compassion for her characters, Hatvany reveals the fallout of the ultimate betrayal of trust." * Kirkus Reviews *
"The nobility of this novel lies in its painful honesty as it wrestles with exactly what consent means. And while there's a heavy issue at play, Hatvany still manages to turn in a page-turner that's impossible to put down." * Globe and Mail *
"A raw and emotional journey about the shattering impact of sexual assault with the added confusion of the assailant being a loved one. This novel gets to the heart of the deeply pertinent issue of consent...[it] captivates from start to finish and plants a bug of reflection in the mind." * RT Book Reviews *
Praise for Somewhere Out There:
"It's no secret that Amy Hatvany is a master of creating compelling, beautiful, flawed characters. This time around, Hatvany has reached new levels of aching honesty and brilliant empathy. A daring, compassionate, and deeply human story, Somewhere Out There is Hatvany at her very best. The women of this book will open your mind, break your heart, and stay with you long after you've turned the last page." -- Taylor Jenkins Reid, Author of Maybe in Another Life
"Gripping and emotionally honest." -- Stephanie Evanovich * New York Times bestselling author *
"Hatvany brings readers a riveting, controversial story of how impactful our childhood experiences are in defining us as adults." * YourTango *
"Hatvany deals with topics a lot of us are too afraid to discuss. This will definitely get conversations going." * Redbook *