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MARCHE, Stephen. Love and the Mess We're In. (Kentville, NS) : Gaspereau Press Limited, Printers & Publishers, MMXII. First Printing. Pp. (16),17-259,(13), folding map inset laid. 8vo, printed grey card covers with black and olive lettering to front and spine, French flaps. "When Viv flies to BuenosAires for a secret liaison with Clive, there is no ambiguity as to their i ntentions -- adultery. But this is where conventionality terminates in Stephen Marche's new novel, 'Love and the Mess We're In', a work whose lyric richness and inventiveness skillfully embody the tumbles and turns of love ina postmodern age. Marche collaborates with award-winning typographer Andre w Steeves to create richly polyschematic book pages whose influences range from the interwoven texts, geometric shaping and pattern-making of Hebraic calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts and incunabular typography to the ordered tangle of a New York City subway map. Viv's husband, Tim, is Clive's best friend. A breakdown has landed Tim in a mental institution, seemingly beyond recovery. His collapse brings Viv and Clive together in their grief, at a loss to navigate the loneliness, guilt, lust and, perhaps, love which they discover in their unsettling and morally ambiguous new context. 'Love and the Mess We're In' is an evocative, lithe story of love and redemption infused with Marche's wit, insight and telescopic emotional range." - from the front flap. Very good. 20.00
Title: Love and the Mess We're In. First Edition, paperback.
Publisher: Gaspereau Press, Kentville, NS, 2012, ISBN:9781554471072:
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