Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Amanda Bennett's "The Cost of Hope," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The Cost of Hope by Amanda Bennett.

The entry begins:
The most important characters to cast in The Cost of Hope are Terence, and me. The book is the story of our stormy relationship, and what we became, and especially what his illness brought to our lives. It’s about how the two of us met in a China so long ago the capital was still called Peking, of how we fought like street dogs, got married, raised a family, how I became an investigative journalist and he became a professor and we moved all around the country and then he got cancer and together we fought it and then he died. It sounds like a movie script, but it was our life. After he died, I went back and got all the records and re-interviewed the doctors and everyone who took care of us and tried to make sense of the choices we had all made.

Our life was full of movies. We loved film noir. He loved madcap comedy. (I hated it). The movies we watched were full of prototypes for the dueling-couples-in-love motif. How about Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at the official The Cost of Hope website and Facebook page.

See--Amanda Bennett's five best tales of stormy couples.

My Book, The Movie: The Cost of Hope.

--Marshal Zeringue