The Romantics

Galt Niederhoffer

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Laura and Lila were college roommates--one brooding and Jewish, the other the epitome of golden WASP-dom. Now it's ten years later, a day before Lila's wedding to Laura’s former boyfriend, and as the guests arrive, Laura finds herself the only one not coupled up. Struggling with the traditionally thankless role of maid of honor, Laura realizes for the first time why she can't stop thinking about her long, tangled relationship with the groom. And it appears that he is not entirely ready for the altar himself. Unfolding over two days off the coast of Maine, The Romantics follows the shifting allegiances among an unforgettable set of characters.

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Chapter One
Laura sat in her car at the foot of a dirt road, clutching her cell phone and map. The map was just an accessory. She knew exactly where she was. The name of the house was etched on a wooden plank tacked to one of the elms that flanked the drive. A wreath of peonies hung just below, woven with white ribbons. Using her thumb as a ruler, she measured the distance between Dark Harbor and New York, as though time had stopped as a favor to her, to allow her to catch her breath.

In fairness, Laura’s hostess was a girl who expected a lot of her guests.

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Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding, seven close friends -- all members of an eclectic college clique -- assemble to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes), maid of honor and Lila (Anna Paquin), the golden-girlbride, have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested, and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore... without the groom.

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Watch this video for two short movie clips from the movie The Romantics, the film adaptation of the novel The Romantics by Galt Niederhoffer. Video courtesy of Galt Niederhoffer and Plum Pictures.

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Praise for The Romantics

"A smart, edgy novel that is wickedly insightful about class and privilege, amusingly cynical about love and friendship, and thoroughly entertaining throughout."--Tom Perrotta

"Illustrates why well-wrought cynicism never goes out of style."--The New York Times

Praise for A Taxonomy of Barnacles:

"An engrossing tale of family drama and true love--one that offers the pleasures of a layered, old-fashioned romance."--People

"Droll and sophisticated . . . a winning, screwball comedy."--Entertainment Weekly

"A clever, comic melodrama . . . At its funniest, A Taxonomy of Barnacles reminded me of the classic Hollywood screwball comedies from the thirties."--USA Today


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Galt Niederhoffer

GALT NIEDERHOFFER started her own film production company, Plum Pictures, in her twenties. She has produced eleven movies, three of them Sundance Award-winners. She lives in New York City.

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The Romantics
Galt Niederhoffer

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
July 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312428846
ISBN10: 0312428847
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$14.00

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Picador
August 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312545994
ISBN10: 0312545991
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$19.00

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St. Martin's Press
July 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429944724
ISBN10: 1429944722
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$7.99
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