"For anyone who has ever suspected something sinister lurking behind the craze of new-age spirituality, Jessica Grose has crafted just the tale for you. With the delicious bite of satire and the page-turning satisfaction of a thriller, Soulmates is a deeply compelling, funny and sharply observed look at just how far we will go to achieve inner peace." Lena Dunham
A clever, timely novel about a marriage, and infidelity, the meaning of true spirituality, perception and reality from the author of Sad Desk Salad, in which a scorned ex-wife tries to puzzle out the pieces of her husband s mysterious death at a yoga retreat and their life together.
It s been two years since the divorce, and Dana has moved on. She s killing it at her law firm, she s never looked better, thanks to all those healthy meals she cooks, and she s thrown away Ethan s ratty old plaid recliner. She hardly thinks about her husband ex-husband anymore, or about how the man she d known since college ran away to the Southwest with a yoga instructor, spouting spiritual claptrap that Dana still can t comprehend.
But when she sees Ethan s picture splashed across the front page of the New York Post "Nama-Slay: Yoga Couple Found Dead in New Mexico Cave" Dana discovers she hasn t fully let go of Ethan or the past. The article implies that it was a murder-suicide, and Ethan s to blame. How could the man she once loved so deeply be a killer? Restless to find answers that might help her finally to let go, Dana begins to dig into the mystery surrounding Ethan s death. Sifting through the clues of his life, Dana finds herself back in the last years of their marriage . . . and discovers that their relationship like Ethan s death wasn t what it appeared to be.
A novel of marriage, meditation, and all the spaces in between, Soulmates is a page-turning mystery, a delicious satire of our feel-good spiritual culture, and a nuanced look at contemporary relationships by one of the sharpest writers working today."