Talking It Over

Talking It Over

eBook - 2012
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Shy, sensible banker Stuart has trouble with women; that is, until a fortuitous singles night, where he meets Gillian, a picture restorer recovering from a destructive affair. Stuart's best friend Oliver is his complete opposite - a language teacher who 'talks like a dictionary', brash and feckless. Soon Stuart and Gillian are married, but it is not long before a tentative friendship between the three evolves into something far different.

Talking it Over is a brilliant and intimate account of love's vicissitudes. It begins as a comedy of errors, then slowly darkens and deepens, drawing us compellingly into the quagmires of the heart.

"An interplay of serious thought and dazzling wit. . . . It's moving, it's funny, it's frightening . . . fiction at its best." --New York Times Book Review

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Vintage Canada,, 2012.
ISBN: 9780307367600
0307367606
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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LazyNeko
Feb 06, 2012

A love triangle is examined in detail from the point of view of all three sides plus some extra observers as a marriage and a friendship fail in slow motion. The unreliable narrators try to justify their actions to you, the reader. It's all very reality-show confessional.

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LazyNeko
Feb 06, 2012

Love, etc. The proposition is simple. The world divides into two categories: those who believe that the purpose, the function, the bass pedal and principal melody of life is love, and that everything else-- everything else-- is merely an etc.; and those, those unhappy many, who believe primarily in the etc. of life, for whom love, however agreeable, is but a passing flurry of youth, the pattering prelude to nappy-duty, but not something as solid, steadfast and reliable as, say, home decoration. This is the only division between people that counts.

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