Margarettown by Gabrielle Zevin

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In the playful tradition of The Time Traveler's Wife and the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind comes an enchanting story about love in its many forms, and a man's timeless journey into the unknowable territory of the woman he loves. From the moment they first sleep together-piled atop seven mattresses in her dorm room-N. is pulled ineluctably into a rich and enchanted relationship with Margaret Towne, a woman who will introduce him to worlds he never dreamed existed.

About Gabrielle Zevin

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Gabrielle Zevin is the author of Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and Margarettown. She also writes screenplays.
Published January 1, 2005 by HODDER STOUGHTON LTD. 304 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Newcomer Zevin, who will publish a YA novel in the fall, takes this scenario and runs with it, though gently, never working overly hard to push her characters into emotional extremis but allowing N.

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In between, subplots—about N.'s happy-go-lucky guardian, Margaret's and N.'s adulteries, and N.'s rejected former girlfriend, who eventually falls for N.'s sister, Bess, and raises Jane with her—sometimes feel like padding on a conceit that would have been better expressed in a short story.

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N.'s tale is part truth and part fairy tale, and he admittedly bends or reinterprets the truth as he writes for Jane (N.'s sister Bess, while demonstrating Zevin's point about the evolution of a woman through her lifetime and the transformative power of love, also serves as a voice of reason asse...

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Entertainment Weekly

A familiar tale: Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy visits girl's hometown and meets the offbeat quartet of ladies she calls her family.

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