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Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 9781509847983
Price: $32.99

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The Paper Lovers

A devastating new novel from the Man Booker Prize and Whitbread Prize shortlisted author, Gerard Woodward.

This is the story of two married couples and an affair.

The Paper Lovers by Gerard Woodward opens with a man who suddenly develops a crush on one of his wife's friends. As his affections deepen, he becomes aware that she too has feelings for him. Soon they transgress. But what does this mean? Is it love? Will they be caught?

The second part of the story is about the crisis of identity that comes with betrayal. If you are no longer faithful to yourself, to your spouse or to your God, who are you now? If you have been deceived, diminished, your world destroyed without your knowledge, who are you now? And in each case: how might you live on, who might you become?

Author Bio

Gerard Woodward is the author of numerous novels, including Nourishment and an acclaimed trilogy comprising: August (shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Award), I'll Go to Bed at Noon (shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize), and A Curious Earth. He was born in London, England in 1961, and published several prize-winning collections of poetry before turning to fiction. His collection of poetry, We Were Pedestrians, was shortlisted for the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize. His most recent poetry collection, The Seacunny, was published in 2012. Gerard is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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