The Truth About Love

The Truth About Love

A Novel

Book - 2009 | 1st U.S. ed
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"the Truth About Love" opens in a small Irish town in the 1960s with the accidental death of a teenage boy who commits one final, heartrending act of love. Then: three brilliantly realized voices--the boy's mother, his older sister, and a German expat neighbor--speak the story into existence.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780307272614
0307272613
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 205 p. ; 20 cm

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readtoday Dec 31, 2009

This novel opens onto the aftermath of a tragic event. The land is Ireland; it is post WW II. The German writer is both outsider and facilitator.

Josephine Hart's writing is sharp, perceptive. In her circumspect narrative, she reminds us how the states of love and loss are, at times, interchangeable.

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