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The eagerly awaited new novel by the acclaimed author of "Louisiana Power & Light" is a tragicomedy about love and death that highlights the absurdities of everyday life and in the same breath reveals heart-wrenching truths. When his lover is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a struggling writer finds himself in the role of caregiver, witnessing the stealthy approach of death and learning about the sacrifices and duties of love. Back in print: A favorite novel by "a generous and lyric storyteller" ("San Francisco Chronicle") known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters. Struggling writer LaFayette Proulx has quit his day job and left his wife. His lover Judi suggests that he seek marriage counseling. With everyone questioning his actions as selfish, it seems the only one with any faith left in him is his dog. Then Judi is diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer. Laf finds himself in the role of caregiver, witnessing the stealthy approach of death and learning about the sacrifices and duties of love that offer a surprising amount of redemption. Dufresne's master storytelling and keen ability to mirror the torment and resiliency of life make his novel a joy to delve into and impossible to put down.
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