One Another (Paperback)

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By Monique Schwitter, Tess Lewis (Translator)
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The narrator, a writer, Googles the name of her first lover, only to discover that he recently committed suicide. This shock upends her already shaky relationship with her husband and sets in motion a decision to compose the story of all her lovers. Twelve chapters in the book correspond to these men - one of whom, and not the last, is her husband. One Another may be autobiographical, or it may not, and the narrator's self-awareness leaves the reader undecided. She says, "My introverted, unhappy delivery may be hardening the audience's inclination to believe the narrator is me into the certainty that...only one person is standing before them: the narrator, unhappy in love." This is a sophisticated love story perfect for fans of Lauren Groff and Kate Atkinson.


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When a writer googles the name of her first love and discovers he committed suicide years ago, she is deeply shaken. Memories of Petrus begin to flood into her mind, followed by the memories of other loves, one after another. What exactly is love? How does it come and go? She begins to search her personal history for answers. Twelve men. Twelve chapters in a novel. Melancholy Petrus, handsome actor Jakob, Simon with his pet rat, gay Nathanael, a student, her brother. Her husband's story is supposed to be the last. But as story after story unfolds, the past and present entangle until her orderly search is interrupted by present-day complications of love and by a startling event overlooked at home that begins to seize the plotline of both her art and life.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780892554973
ISBN-10: 0892554975
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English