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Enough About Love

by Herve Tellier

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Enough About Love by Herve Tellier
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2011
    240 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Any man - or woman - who wants to hear nothing - or no more - about love should put this book down.

Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don’t know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna’s analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. For our four characters, their lives are unexpectedly turned upside down by the deliciously inconvenient arrival of love. For Anna, meeting Yves has brought a flurry of excitement to her life and made her question her values, her reliable husband, and her responsibilities to her children. For Louise, a successful career woman in a stable and comfortable marriage, her routine is uprooted by the youthful passion she feels for Thomas.

Thought-provoking, sophisticated, and, above all, amusing, Enough About Love captures the euphoria of desire through tender and unflinching portraits of husbands, wives, and lovers.

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"A touching and thought-provoking study of attraction, responsibility, and love." - Publishers Weekly

"Two love triangles that reveal much - or at least enough - about love … Le Tellier examines the possibilities of love after 40, and he deals with this issue with patience, understanding and bemusement." - Kirkus Reviews

"Elegantly constructed, and with humor, wit, and touching honesty, Hervé Le Tellier tells a classic love story tweaked with a modern sensibility. I loved this intelligent and beguiling French novel, infused with that ‘Je ne sais quoi’ and a pleasure to read from the first page to the last." - Katharine Davis, author of Capturing Paris

"A grab bag of luminous angles and viewpoints of the kaleidoscope of love." - Marie Claire (France)

"If there was to be only one quintessential 'French novel' this fall, it should be this one." - Elle

"A novel that's full of surprises and strikes out against banality, cliches, and platitudes." - Lire

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Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, a journalist, a mathematician, a food critic, and a teacher.  He has been a member of the Oulipo since 1992 and one of the "papous" of the famous France Culture radio show. He has published fifteen books of stories, essays, and novels. His latest publications include a collection of poetry, Zindien, and a novel, Je m'attache très facilement, which earned him the Guanahani Prize.

Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated nearly forty books including works by Agnès Desarthe, Amélie Nothomb, Frédéric Beigbeder, Véronique Ovaldé, and Catherine Millet, and has been short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize twice. She lives in Norfolk, England.

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