“Perfectly Broken” follows former rock star, now stay-at-home dad Grant Kelly, whose life is getting more interesting by the day. It’s the beginning of the post 9/11 era, and he and his wife and four-year-old son have traded a New York City apartment for a Catskills farmhouse, where ghosts from the past, worries for the future, and temptations in the present converge to bring about drastic changes in their marriage, their friendships, and their family.
A gorgeously nuanced novel with unforgettable characters, “Perfectly Broken” is a story of human frailty, the endurance of the heart, and the power and possibility of forgiveness.
Rosanne Cash says, “Robert Burke Warren’s sensory acumen and keen eye for detail – emotional and physical – make ‘Perfectly Broken’ a wonderful ride. Fantastic, sharp dialogue and vivid characters, all in a distinctive, captivating voice. A stunning debut novel.”
Robert Burke Warren is a writer whose work has appeared in Paste, Salon, The Bitter Southerner, The Good Men Project, The Rumpus, The Woodstock Times, Texas Music, Brooklyn Parent, Chronogram, The Weeklings, and the Da Capo anthology, “The Show I’ll Never Forget.”
Warren lives in the Catskill Mountains with his family. This is his first novel. He is also a musician who has played bass in the Fleshtones, played guitar in the London Production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” and played to enthusiastic audiences of 2-to-8-year-olds (and their adoring parents) as Uncle Rock.
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