Posted By trish on July 22, 2011
• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (August 23, 2011)
“You must not marry Q.” This is the fateful and heartbreaking message delivered to the protagonist by someone who knows him very, very well, and it comes deep into a sweet courtship all around New York City. Yet Q is the love of his life and they are engaged to be wed. But for clear and painful reasons, he knows that for her sake, he can’t go through with it. And so his journey begins, and he must find a way to spare Q any pain and embark on any new path possible to happiness—or any semblance thereof. He loses himself in his writing and in research of historical figures, notably Freud and his own unhappiness, and he is also given regular updates on how to live life by the same well-meaning but disturbing friend.
Evan Mandery takes the traditional love story and turns it on its head, in the sweetest and most thoughtful way, with humor and angst in equal measure, and gives a totally surprising ending that will melt the darkest heart.
Evan Mandery is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and the author of two works each of fiction and nonfiction.
Visit Evan at his website, evanmandery.com.
Evan’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, August 23rd: Unabridged Chick
Wednesday, August 24th: Books Like Breathing
Thursday, August 25th: Reviews from the Heart
Monday, August 29th: Amusing Reviews
Tuesday, August 30th: Life In Review
Wednesday, August 31st: The Bodacious Pen
Thursday, September 1st: The Scarlet Letter
Tuesday, September 6th: The Lost Entwife
Thursday, September 8th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, September 9th: Raging Bibliomania