It could be about anyone -- you, your parents, your best friends. But it's not. It's about a woman called Margaret Towne, and the man who falls in love with her ...The day he meets Maggie for the first time is the day he understands what it is to be in love. Deeply, wildly, terminally in love. What he doesn't know is that loving Maggie means loving many women at once. After a brief, intense courtship the two young lovers set off to meet Maggie's family: Margaret, Maggie, Marge, Mia and May -- five women of different ages, all living together in a house called Margaron, in a place called Margarettown. Nothing in Maggie's world is quite like anywhere else. Part memoir, part fable, part journey through the many worlds of one woman, MAGARETTOWN is a novel about how love takes us over and changes our lives; how it makes lies out of truth and truth out of lies. It is the story of what it takes to love the same person for a lifetime -- and about the impossibility of really knowing anything about who it is we have come to love.
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"* 'MARGARETTOWN is a lovely short novel, a new type of love story: filled with classic romanticism and postmodern cynicism and introspection. Zevin is clearly talented and her first novel is highly recommended.' - Bookreporter.com * 'Zevin, who seems to have an innate understanding of the absolute unpredictability of love, has created a rich cast of characters and a truly captivating novel.' - Bookpage.com * 'A droll piece of romantic whimsy, with an unexpected resonance.' - Library Journal * 'An intricately woven story of love and loss, MARGARETTOWN stays with you in the way that any hard-earned prize makes its place in your heart.' - 944 magazine * 'What it means to be in love with one person (do you love all of them? or just one?). A droll piece of romantic whimsy, with an unexpected resonance.' - Kirkus Reviews"
About Gabrielle Zavin
Gabrielle Zevin was born in 1977 and lives in New York. Margarettown is her first novel for adults, but she is also the author of Elsewhere, a novel for young adults, and her screenplay Conversations with Other Women was recently produced with Helena Bonham Carter in the lead role.
Margarettown by Gabrielle Zavin
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