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The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy
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Mar 04, 08

bookshelves: coming-of-age, 5stars
Read in February, 2008

Sure, the love interest, Abel, is annoying in his ultra-sensitive, too-frail-for-life way, but these chapters with him drinking himself to death are short and interspersed into flash-backs of Louise's life, so they were tolerable. The point anyway was Louise, not him. I really liked the writing and the way I was brought into the experiences of the main character Louise.
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