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Funny, tender, quirky, vulnerable, and exquisitely readable, Don’t Tell Me the Truth About Lovein seven virtuoso storiesexplores contemporary relationships with wicked finesse and humorperfect for your left-of-center Valentine.
Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love
978-1-84195-738-8 • $13.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2006
Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times said, “Mr. Rhodes [writes] with an anomalous blend of humor, heartfelt emotion, and old-fashioned storytelling verve. [Timoleon Vieta Come Home] is a beguiling and resonant little novel.” Rhodesone of Granta’s Twenty Best Young British Novelistswrites some of the world’s most idiosyncratically charming, achingly honest stories. In the territory of love, relationships, and sex he has a remarkable skill for poking fun at our rhapsodic moments of longing and heartbreak.
A chance encounter prompts an aging professor to regret a lifetime of wasted opportunities; a beautiful wife tests her husband by making herself hideous; for the love of a girl, a boy turns himself into a violoncello; a man encounters a staggeringly lovely woman in a landfill and returns there constantly. . . . Funny, magical, effete, and strange, in these seven short stories Dan Rhodes lays bare the pain and enchantment of love.