The Lover's Dictionary

By David Levithan

How does one talk about love? Is it even possible to describe something at once utterly mundane and wholly transcendent, that has the power to consume our lives completely, while making us feel part of something infinitely larger than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this age-old problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan's "The Lover's Dictionary c"onstructs the story of a relationship as a dictionary. Through these sharp entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of coupledom, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.



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"A clever distillation of a love story." --"The New York Times" "A charming, short novel about a love affair and its bittersweet evolution, from first flirt to shaky domesticity, for lovers of all gender persuasions." --Alan Cheuse, "San Francisco Chronicle" "Remarkable . . . Levithan does the dictionary a great deal of justice, showing that the right words really can say it all, and doing it with an effortless grace." --"The New Yorker" "Levithan creates a genuine emotional arc for his unnamed characters that make this book much more than a gimmick." --"The Washington Post" "An equal opportunity romance with wit and rue, kisses and tears, that anyone can enjoy . . . David Levithan makes every word count." --"Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel"




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Publisher Picador USA
Publish date 01/17/2012
Pages 211
ISBN-13 9781250002358
ISBN-10 1250002354
Language English

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