Lover's Dictionary: A Novel

ISBN9781250002358
PublisherPicador
Published01/17/2012
Pages224
AuthorDavid Levithan
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.14 Kg.
Height7.2 in.
Width4.5 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Lover's Dictionary: A Novel

David Levithan

MASS MARKET

01/17/2012

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 constructs 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.

Lover's Dictionary: A Novel

David Levithan

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ISBN9781250002358
PublisherPicador
Published01/17/2012
Pages224
AuthorDavid Levithan
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.14 Kg.
Height7.2 in.
Width4.5 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

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 constructs 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.

Editorial Reviews

“Levithan attains some heartbreaking moments as well as pitches of hilarity with his concise, polished writing. Inherent in such an endeavor is an adorableness thankfully grounded by Levithan's wit.”

– Publishers Weekly

"But allow me to exclaim. Without ellipsis. (and some white space) Here is a lovely Valentine's Day gift for lovers!”

– San Francisco Chronicle

"The fact that the pieces hold together so well is testament, not only to Levithan's light hand and gracious writing but also to the power of this universal story.”

– Newsday