Love Love

Love Love

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Judy Lee's life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. She's divorced, she's broke, and her dreams of being a painter have fallen by the wayside. Her co-worker Roger might be a member of the Yakuza gang, but he's also the only person who's asked her on a date in the last year.

Meanwhile, her bother Kevin, an former professional tennis player, has decided to donate a kidney to their ailing father -- until it turns out that he's not a genetic match. His father reluctantly tells him he was adopted, but the only information Kevin is given about his birth parents is a nude picture of his birth mother. Ultimately Kevin's quest to learn the truth about his biological parents takes him across lines he never thought he'd cross: from tony Princeton toSan Francisco's seedy Tenderloin district, from the squeaky clean tennis court to the gritty adult film industry.

Told in alternating chapters from the points of view of Judy and Kevin, Love Love is a story about two people figuring out how to live, how to love, and how to be their best selves amidst the chaos of their lives.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, c2015.
ISBN: 9781593766177
Branch Call Number: FICTION WOO
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jan 22, 2016

Love Love begins with tennis coach Kevin trying to find out if he is a match to donate a kidney to his father. Instead of being a match, he finds out that his father isn't his biological father. Meanwhile, his sister Judy has quit her job and started dating the mysterious Roger. Both siblings set down very strange paths, yet realize how parallel their lives have become. Kevin tracks down his incredibly bizarre biological father, while Judy enjoys her unorthodox relationship with Roger. The siblings don't spend a lot of time together, yet the entire book revolves around their relationship.

JCLHelenH Oct 13, 2015

While I loved Love Love at the start, I found the plot devices too far-fetched and easy. I enjoyed the writing regardless.

multcolib_karene Oct 13, 2015

Liked the style - alternating chapters told by a brother and sister, both of whom have experienced marital breakups and are struggling with what to do with their lives. And then the brother learns something that completely changes everything so he goes on a journey to try to find the truth of his existence. This story would have been better if there hadn't been so many plot points and characters thrown in. But it definitely is an entertaining novel.

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