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The Truth About Love Hardcover – 5 Feb 2009

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Virago; First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket. edition (5 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844085600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844085606
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.3 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,156,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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** 'THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE is an ambitious and poetic weaving of a long-ago family tragedy into the tragic history, and histories, of our time. Josephine Hart has come home in triumph (John Banville)

** 'Opening with a long and impressively sustained overture of fractured, Beckettian prose, The Truth About Love is Josephine Hart's most ambitious novel to date. Her territory is not new. This is an Irish family story, in which the intimate and the polit (Joseph O'Connor GUARDIAN)

** 'This is not a tale about romantic, idealised love, the kind that comes with soaring strings and sweeping gestures, but about a more dangerous kind of love: real, raw love, the sort of passion that can neither be controlled nor packaged. The anger and the selfishness of love-induced grief is brilliantly portrayed through the book, in particular through poor, tragic Sissy, already wounded by the death of a daughter. It's a bleak tale, beautifully told, about the one burden we must all, as human beings, survive: love (Sarah Vine THE TIMES)

** 'The Truth is: love hurts. Particularly the kind of love which spills over into obsession. For as Josephine Hart chillingly shows in her latest novel, love can be a torture which is impossible to give up - whatever the price. Ambitious in scope, Hart's (Lucy Beresford THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

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`This is not a tale about romantic, idealised love, the kind that comes with soaring strings and sweeping gestures, but about a more dangerous kind of love: real, raw love, the sort of passion that can neither be controlled nor packaged ... It's a bleak tale, beautifully told, about the one burden we must all, as human beings, survive: love'

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