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Q : A Love Story

by Evan J. Mandery

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

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In a gripping tale of time travel and true love that will appeal to fans of The Time Traveler's Wife and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a successful writer meets his future self, who advises him not to marry Q, the love of his life. Tissue boxes at the ready!

Q : A Love Story Synopsis

Would you give up the love of your life on the advice of a stranger? A picturesque love story begins at the cinema when our hero -- an unacclaimed writer, unorthodox professor and unmistakeable New Yorker -- first meets Q, his one everlasting love. Over the following weeks, in the rowboats of Central Park, on the miniature golf courses of Lower Manhattan, under a pear tree in Q's own inner-city Eden, their miraculous romance accelerates and blossoms. Nothing, it seems -- not even the hostilities of Q's father or the impending destruction of Q's garden -- can disturb the lovers, or obstruct their advancing wedding. They are destined to be together. Until one day a man claiming to be our hero's future self tells him he must leave Q. In Q, Evan Mandery has fashioned an epic love story on quantum foundations. The novel wears its philosophical and narrative sophistication lightly: with exuberant, direct and witty prose, Mandery brings an essayist's poise to this fabulous romance. And, finally, Q has an ending that will melt even the darkest heart.

Q : A Love Story Press Reviews

Praise for 'Q':


'the payoff is big. A word to the tear prone: don't attempt to read the ending in public. Susannah Meadows, The New York Times


'Mandery is a worthy son of Vonnegut, Barthelme, and Barth.' Joseph Skibell, author of A Curable Romantic


'A poignant, often hilarious, consideration of our universal curse of second guessing...It will take a reader with a very hard-heart not to be moved by Q.'
San Francisco Book Review

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ISBN: 9780007447602
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007447602
Publication date: 2nd February 2012
Author: Evan J. Mandery
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,

About Evan J. Mandery

Evan Mandery is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is the author of two works of non-fiction and two previous novels, 'Dreaming of Gwen Stefani' and 'First Contact'.   Author photo © Ilona Lieberman

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