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    DescriptionHow does one talk about love? We are all beginners when it comes to love, from those tentative first dates to learning how to live with, or without, someone. But how does one describe love? How does one chart its delights and pleasures, its depths and desolations? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary starts where we all once started - with the alphabet. Constructing the story of a relationship as a dictionary, Levithan explores the intimacies and workings of love through his nameless narrator, to paint a moving portrait of love through everyday words. Cleverly using the confines of language to provide an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being part of a couple, Levithan gives us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.


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    Title
    The Lover's Dictionary
    Subtitle
    A Love Story in 185 Definitions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Levithan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007377992
    ISBN 10: 0007377991
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    DC23: 813.54
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    02 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Levithan is the author of many acclaimed young-adult novels, including Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Love is the Higher Law, and (along with Rachel Cohn) the New York Times bestselling Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, which has been adapted into a popular movie. He is an editorial director at Scholastic in the US.
    Review quote
    'Teasing, intriguing and easy to devour in one go.' Cosmopolitan 'Romantic, quick, clever, funny. Read it in one sitting.' Sunday Times Style 'Like all good love stories, this one is both unique and universal; it's impossible not to nod along in recognition...It is a refreshingly grown-up story of a love affair between adults... Levithan is a generous, warm-hearted writer, and his conceit feels original... A Valentine's gift? What could be better?' Observer 'Covers everything from delight to desolation' Time Out