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The Romantics

The Romantics

Galt Niederhoffer

Picador

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING KATIE HOLMES, JOSH DUHAMEL, AND ANNA PAQUIN, IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 24th, 2010

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...

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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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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

“An engrossing tale of family drama and true love--one that offers the pleasures of a layered, old-fashioned romance.” —People on A Taxonomy of Barnacles

“Droll and sophisticated . . . a winning, screwball comedy.” —Entertainment Weekly on A Taxonomy of Barnacles

“A clever, comic melodrama . . . At its funniest, A Taxonomy of Barnacles reminded me of the classic Hollywood screwball comedies from the thirties.” —USA Today on A Taxonomy of Barnacles

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About the author

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.

Galt Niederhoffer

Galt Niederhoffer

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