Five Days Apart

Five Days Apart

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In bestselling Irish author Chris Binchy's first U.S. publication, a lifelong Dublin friendship is strained to breaking when two young men fall in love with the same unforgettable woman. The Irish Independent Review has called Binchy's writing "wide-ranging, complex, profound, and very satisfying," and this classic tale of friendship and romance is a perfect showcase of his formidable talent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 261 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061704369
  • 9780061704369
  • 1,378,950

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When bright but tongue-tied David sees the magnetic Camille at a party, he plays it safe, asking his smooth and charming best friend, Alex, to make the introduction. But even though David was the first to notice Camille, it's ever-confident Alex who walks away with the girl.

Painfully aware of what he has lost through his hesitant, overcautious approach to life, David leaves home in search of a new beginning. But neither distance nor time can erase the memory of Camille. Buoyed by a fresh perspective and newfound self-assurance, David is ready to face the would-be love of his life again and finally act on his feelings. But what happens when love gets in the way of lifelong friendship?

In the tradition of Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, and Michael Chabon, Chris Binchy delivers a witty and wise tale of the misfortunes of bad timing and the power of love.
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Review quote

"Binchy writes with a slow-burning intensity about social isolation and loneliness, workplace politics, and romantic triangles."--Booklist
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161 ratings
2.52 out of 5 stars
5 2% (3)
4 14% (23)
3 36% (58)
2 30% (48)
1 18% (29)
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