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At a Loss For Words by Diane Schoemperlen
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Aug 19, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, canadiana, relationships, read-in-2012
Read from August 18 to 19, 2012

Once I got used to the author's unusual form, I liked this book very much. But I have to admit that it took me a while to settle in to the lists, horoscopes, point forms, he said-she said construction of this novel (which incidentally reminded me a bit of Jeanette Winterson, another favorite writer of mine).
I could identify with the obsessive love affair gone wrong, really is there anyone alive over the age of 40 who hasn't been played the fool for love? I wondered several times how much of this novel was autobiographical, but then that's the hallmark of good fiction, letting us believe that this truly could have happened.

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