I Love You, Goodbye

I Love You, Goodbye

3.11 (75 ratings by Goodreads)
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"Rogerson is a master of fresh and sparky writing... a spirited novel by a writer of considerable gifts"
Dramatised on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour
Shortlisted for Creative Scotland Book of the Year Award 2010
Ana thinks she understands love. As a marriage counsellor she deals with the death of love every day. But when a new man unexpectedly enters her life, she finds that, for the first time ever, her heart is ruling her head and her strict rules of love are no longer so easy to apply.
Rose is at her wits end with her husband Harry. Their familiar, frustrating marriage is reaching crisis point. Should Rose stick to what she knows or find a new way to live her life - without Harry - and try to find the happiness she craves?
And Maciek, philosopher turned pizza-maker, has left home to escape a messy love affair. But as his feelings for someone new begin to grow, little does he realise how much his life is about to change.
Love often happens when you least expect it. It's just like that in Evanton, a small Highland village, just like everywhere else. In this funny, profound and engaging story, seperate lives begin to inextricably intertwine and change forever as each tries to answer the universal question: what is love?
"Captured me from the first... a hugely accomplished novel."
"Rogerson's prose is impressive and deceptively powerful, making this a subtle and insightful read."
"A great read... it's sexy, funny, full of laconic and tender insights into the wonderful mess that people make of their relationships, and into that elusive prey we call love."
"A good writer, who thinks properly about the world."
"What is love? Love is the relationship that will develop between you and this quirky, wise, and fascinating novel. Your heart will pang with recognition again & again as Rogerson explores the foibles that make relationships so beautiful and so heartbreaking. An engaging, insightful and witty novel that resonates with a profound emotional intelligence."
"Her style is easy and graceful, but her spiky humour takes most of the honours in this tale of kiss and don't tell."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 20 x 198 x 129mm | 245g
  • Black and White Publishing
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845024354
  • 9781845024352
  • 1,926,655

Review quote

"'Her writing has a lovely spirit to it; an appealing mixture of the spiky and the warm.' (Michel Faber) 'I Love You, Goodbye never lacks for wit, vitality and inventiveness... Consistently appealing and sassy: Rogerson is a master of fresh and sparky comic writing... this is a spirited and inventive novel by a Scots writer of considerable gifts.' (The Guardian) 'Rogerson's prose is impressive and deceptively powerful, making this a subtle and insightful read.' (The Big Issue (****)"
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About Cynthia Rogerson

Cynthia Rogerson lives in the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of numerous novels and has been shortlisted for many prizes. Her previous books include Loveletter from my Death Bed, Upstairs in the Tent and A Dangerous Place. Her book I Love You, Goodbye was shortlisted for the Creative Scotland Novel of the Year 2011 and was recently dramatised on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour in March 2012.
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Rating details

75 ratings
3.11 out of 5 stars
5 19% (14)
4 17% (13)
3 29% (22)
2 25% (19)
1 9% (7)
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