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P.S.by Helen Schulman
Synopses & Reviews
What do you do when the fantasy of reuniting with your first love comes true? Especially when he died in a car crash twenty years earlier...
Louise Harrington pines for her youth as she looks out her office window at the quad. Her ten-year marriage ended four years ago, for reasons she has yet to fathom. At thirty-eight she is as confused about the men in her life as she ever was at seventeen. So when the double of her high school sweetheart appears in her life, she can not tell if she has gone mad, if this is a joke or some kind of miracle. When her best friend Missy gets involved (it has taken Louise years to forgive her for stealing him the first time) history begins to repeat itself as Louise tries to make sense of the crazy and mysterious turn her life has taken.
P.S. is a beautifully written, witty, and profound examination of desire, at once deeply affecting and knowingly humorous about affairs of the heart. Schulman has written a love story, a mystery, a nostalgic romp for anyone who's ever been in and out of love.
"Helen Schulman's third novel... percolates with a sense of delight at the act of invention. Schulman seems to be having such a good time creating the novel's fantastic story line, characters that stand up off the page, and language that expertly teases moods and moments into existence that, as a reader, you can't help having a good time, too... A fresh and funny love story that slows down only during the delicious sex scenes so that you may better relish them..."
-- Bliss Broyard, The New York Times Book Review
"A wacky, high-spirited romp of a romance... Schulman has created a winning character in Louise, whose favorite pastime since her divorce is 'to list reasons for not killing herself,' one of which is that her obnoxious brother 'would get all the inheritance.' The author has a marvelous knack for capturing contemporary relationships, replete with complicated subtexts, family baggage, and societal pressures that make the prospect of finding a healthy love relationship nearly impossible. A... delightful, piquant tale..."
-- Publishers Weekly
From the acclaimed author of "Out Of Time" and "The Revisionist" comes an exuberant, sexy novel about first love and second chances, and a wholly unexpected romantic adventure.
About the Author
Helen Schulman is the author of the short story collection Not A Free Show, and the novels Out Of Time and The Revisionist. She is co-editor, along with Jill Bialosky, of the essay anthology Wanting A Child. Her non-fiction and fiction have appeared in such places, as Time, Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Style Section, BookForum, The VLS, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares, among others. She has been a Sundance Fellow, a New York Foundation for the Arts recipient and a Pushcart Prize winner. She has written several screenplays and has taught most recently in the MFA program at Columbia University and at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
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