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The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum
  

The Opposite of Love

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An intelligent piece of female fiction about what happens when you say no. It’s a book that balances work against a relationship and gets it all horribly wrong. Clever, astute, moving and at times funny, it is a very assured debut novel, no doubt the beginning of a successful career for the author who has given up law to write.

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The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

When feisty and successful Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to herself, let alone her closest friends, why she did it.

And whilst Emily contemplates whether she has made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel. She is assigned – by a boss who can’t keep his hands to himself – to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests, and there’s something wrong with Grandpa Jack, the person she cares most about in the world…

As Emily finally begins to take control of her life and come to terms with issues she didn’t even know she had, she realizes that perhaps what she wants has been there all along…


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'Gripping, wise and extremely refreshing. I loved it.' Marian Keyes

'One of the pleasures of Buxbaum's novel is her manipulation of the conventions of Sex and the City and its literary ilk.' WASHINGTON POST

'Debuts don't often come as fresh as this.' MIRROR

About the Author

Originally from New York, Julie Buxbaum is a Harvard Law graduate. She put her job as a lawyer on hold to pursue her love of writing and now lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Publication date

23rd April 2009

Author

Julie Buxbaum

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www.juliebuxbaum.com/

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780553818833

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