A novel which is a part memoir, part fable, and part journey through the many worlds of one woman, shows how love takes us over and changes our lives. 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.
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, "Margarettown" 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.
"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 -- Kirkus (starred) 20050218
About Gabrielle Zevin
Gabrielle Zevin, an American, is also the author of Elsewhere, a young adult novel which Bloomsbury will publish in October 2005.
Margarettown by Gabrielle Zevin
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