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Banishing Verona

by Margot Livesey

Banishing Verona
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    Nov 2004, 336 pages
    Sep 2005, 384 pages

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This gem of a novel manages to be funny, frightening, and upbeat all at the same time.

From the book jacket: A couple begins an intense affair, only to be separated abruptly -- and perhaps irrevocably -- in this surprising, suspenseful love story.  Zeke is twenty-nine, a man who looks like a Raphael angel and who earns his living as a painter and carpenter in London. He reads the world a little differently from most people and has trouble with such ordinary activities as lying, deciphering expressions, recognizing faces. Verona is thirty-seven, confident, hot-tempered, a modestly successful radio show host, unmarried, and seven months pregnant. When the two meet in a house that Zeke is renovating, they fall in love, only to be separated less than twenty-four hours later when Verona leaves abruptly, without explanation, for Boston.....

Comment: This is a love story with a twist - no easy answers, no assured happy ending - just two odd people ...

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