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Love, Etc
by Julian Barnes

RRP €12.80

Love, Etc
by Author Name Julian Barnes

Book details for title
List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 16mm, 256pp
Publication date: 06 Aug 2008
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099540168

Description

Hello! We've met before...Yes, I am sure. Positive. About ten years ago. Stuart's right. We have met before, and his best friend Oliver, and Gillian, the woman they both loved. In Talking it Over Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver - witty, feckless Oliver - stole her away. In Love, etc Julian Barnes revisits the three of them, using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the reader, to whisper their secrets, to argue for their version of the truth. Darker and deeper than its predecessor, Love, etc is a compelling exploration of contemporary love and its betrayals.

Reviews

"The triangle of deeply believable characters and the story of betrayal and revenge are so engrossing that you almost fail to notice the usual Barnesian fusillade of wit and brilliance" Sunday Times "The real wonder of this book is its apparent simplicity, its apparent slowness, the exactness and delicacy of its observations, the absolute firness of the form for the story. Of its kind - and I still don't dare to say what that kind might be - it's perfect" Daily Telegraph "This wonderfully entertaining novel... A work as skilled and satisfying as this can be nothing other than affirming: Barnes' delicate balance between laughter and despair lifts his entertainment into art" The Times