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Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character. In Love, etc. he uses all the surprising, sophisticated ingredients of a delightful farce to create a tragicomedy of human frailties and needs.

After spending a decade in America as a successful businessman, Stuart returns to London and decides to look up his ex-wife Gillian. Their relationship had ended years before when Stuart’s witty, feckless, former best friend Oliver stole her away. But now Stuart finds that the intervening years have left Oliver’s artistic ambitions in ruins and his relationship with Gillian on less than solid footing. When Stuart begins to suspect that he may be able to undo the results of their betrayal, he resolves to act. Written as an intimate series of crosscutting monologues that allow each character to whisper their secrets and interpretations directly to the reader, Love, etc. is an unsettling examination of confessional culture and a profound refection on the power of perspective.

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The characters of Talking It Over--Stuart, his wife Gillian, and his former best friend and his wife's lover, Oliver--return as they continue to discuss the mysteries of human relationships, emotion, and love, in a novel in which the diverse characters speak directly to the reader. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of eight previous novels—most recently England, England—as well as a collection of stories and a collection of essays.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307426734
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Barnes, Julian
Author:
Julian Barnes
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Foreign Languages-French Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020611
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Product details 240 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307426734 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The characters of Talking It Over--Stuart, his wife Gillian, and his former best friend and his wife's lover, Oliver--return as they continue to discuss the mysteries of human relationships, emotion, and love, in a novel in which the diverse characters speak directly to the reader. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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