The Only Story
|Nakladatelství:||» Vintage Publishing|
|Médium / forma:||Tištěná kniha|
|Rozměr:||178 x 111 x 17 mm|
|Skupina třídění:||Anglická próza|
|Datum vydání:||7. 2. 2019|
Je lepší více milovat, a tím pádem více trpět, či je lepší milovat méně a trpět méně? Tak zní románové dilema postupně stárnoucího hrdiny Paula.
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Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.
First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.
As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.
Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of fiction's greatest mappers of the human heart.
One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, nineteen-year-old Paul comes home from university and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. There he´s partnered with Susan Macleod, a fine player who´s forty-eight, confident, witty, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is a warm companion, her bond with Paul immediate. And soon, inevitably, they are lovers. Basking in the glow of one another, they set up house together in London. Decades later, Paul looks back at how they fell in love and how-gradually, relentlessly-everything fell apart. As he turns over his only story in his mind, examining it from different vantage points, he finds himself confronted with the contradictions and slips of his own memory-and the ways in which our narratives and our lives shape one another. Poignant, vivid and profound, The Only Story is a searing novel of memory, devotion, and how first love fixes a life forever.