Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier

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Any man—or woman—who wants to hear nothing—or no more—about love should put this book down.

Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don’t know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna’s analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. For our four characters, their lives are unexpectedly turned upside down by the deliciously inconvenient arrival of love. For Anna, meeting Yves has brought a flurry of excitement to her life and made her question her values, her reliable husband, and her responsibilities to her children. For Louise, a successful career woman in a stable and comfortable marriage, her routine is uprooted by the youthful passion she feels for Thomas. Thought-provoking, sophisticated, and, above all, amusing, Enough About Love captures the euphoria of desire through tender and unflinching portraits of husbands, wives, and lovers.
 

About Hervé Le Tellier

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Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher. He has been a member of the Oulipo group since 1992 and one of the "papous" of the famous France Culture radio show. He has published fifteen books of stories, essays, and novels, including Enough About Love (Other Press, 2011), The Sextine Chapel (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011), and A Thousand Pearls (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011).Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated more than fifty books including Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier (Other Press), and her work has been short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize twice. She lives in Norfolk, England.
 
Published February 1, 2011 by Other Press. 241 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Romain sets up an appointment with Le Gall under an assumed name and uses this occasion to let the psychiatrist know that Romain is not in the dark about the affair Le Gall is engaged in with his wife.

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"Any man—or woman—who wants to hear nothing—or no more—about love should put this book down," warns Le Tellier in this complicated tale of the romantic lives of four Parisians.

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Examiner

Le Tellier makes this clear right from the start: “Any man – or woman –who wants to hear nothing – or no more – about love should put this book down.” Anna, an analysand of Thomas’, describes being struck by thunder when she encounters the writer Yves for the first time.

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Examiner

Love is a complicated, emotional, irrational and unpredictable thing.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Anna, a psychiatrist, loves Yves, a man she finds “unsettling.” Anna is married to Stan, an ophthalmologist.

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Shelf Awareness

If there were a bookstore in our community, people would be able to meet others with the same interests while browsing the shelves or find somebody reading the same book....

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Publishing Perspective

The constantly morphing relationships illustrate various forms of love, including married love, adulterous love, and jealous love.

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Marie Claire

... In an interesting new novel, Enough About Love — about two married ... of the way, and still want to resist the injustices of time in their sixties.

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