The Lover's Dictionary: A Love Story in 185 Definitions (Paperback)
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The Lover's Dictionary: A Love Story in 185 Definitions (Paperback)

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Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 02/02/2012
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How does one talk about love?

We are all beginners when it comes to love, from those tentative first dates to learning how to live with, or without, someone. But how does one describe love? How does one chart its delights and pleasures, its depths and desolations? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary starts where we all once started - with the alphabet.

Constructing the story of a relationship as a dictionary, Levithan explores the intimacies and workings of love through his nameless narrator, to paint a moving portrait of love through everyday words. Cleverly using the confines of language to provide an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being part of a couple, Levithan gives us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007377992
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Teasing, intriguing and easy to devour in one go.' Cosmopolitan

'Romantic, quick, clever, funny. Read it in one sitting.' Sunday Times Style

'Like all good love stories, this one is both unique and universal; it's impossible not to nod along in recognition...It is a refreshingly grown-up story of a love affair between adults... Levithan is a generous, warm-hearted writer, and his conceit feels original... A Valentine's gift? What could be better?' Observer

'Covers everything from delight to desolation' Time Out

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“My favourite book”

I absolutely adore this book - a real love story, probably the most romantic work of fiction I have ever read. Levithan writes beautifully and captures all of those unforgettable moments that occur in a relationship.... More

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“Something a little bit different”

This book is charming, written in little snippets we learn about a relationship. At times it is a little confusing as it is not in chronological order, but I actually think that is what makes the book good. It's... More

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“The Lover's Dictionary”

'I love you' is one of the worlds most uttered sentences but occasionally is said for all the wrong reasons. The nameless narrator of this wonderful new book has gone back to the absolute start of the... More

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