One day. One fight. Nine different lives.
“Ambitious, compelling, and provocative.” — Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Fun We Ever Had
“A powerful exploration of motherhood and feminism.” —Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost
Rose Napolitano is fighting with her husband, Luke, about prenatal vitamins. She promised she’d take them but didn’t. Rose has always known that she didn’t want to become a mother. And Luke had promised that he’d never want children, either. But now he has changed his mind. Their marriage has come down to this question: Can Rose change hers as well?
But then Rose has the same fight with Luke—again. This time, the fight goes differently, and so does Rose’s life, as she reimagines herself in a completely new way. And so it goes, through nine versions of Rose’s future. The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano shows us—as Rose chooses, and chooses again—what it means to reinvent a life and become a different kind of person than we ever imagined.
A what-if novel with a brilliant, original structure, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano is a stunning story about love, loss, betrayal, divorce, death, a woman’s career, and her identity—about finding one’s way into a future that wasn’t the future one planned, and the ways that fate intercedes when we least expect it.