Love Enough

Love Enough

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Each of the tales here--June's, Bedri's, Da'uud's, Lia's opens a different window on the city they all live in, mostly in parallel, but occasionally, delicately, touching and crossing one another. Each story radiates other stories. In these pages, the urban landscape cannot be untangled from the emotional one; they mingle, shift and cleave to one another.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, [2014]
ISBN: 9780345808905
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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This novel tells the intertwining stories of love in the urban landscape of Toronto, a setting full of contradictions, tensions and struggle.

You might say that Toronto is the hero of Brand’s latest novel. In a city celebrated for its cosmopolitan mix of cultures and ethnicity, it is sometimes difficult to know where the boundaries actually lie. Like the city itself, her characters are also contradictory: a young an involved in a viole... Read More »


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uncommonreader
Feb 03, 2017

These intersecting accounts of people are about relationships and love. The novel was obviously written by a poet.

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ms_mustard
Apr 25, 2016

the opening page hooked me into Brand's poetics and I read each chapter wondering how the characters might/not become linked. difficult lives infused with dignity.

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quagga
Dec 30, 2014

Elegant, thoughtful and life-affirming.

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quagga
Dec 30, 2014

"Beatriz was clearly passing through and this explosive impermanence was precisely what June wanted at the time. Not love but the fissive encounter, the intense ideas and intense sex and the hypersense that every moment was atomic and defining. Of course one cannot live at that pitch forever, although naturally one wants to."

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quagga
Dec 30, 2014

"She ought to buy a camera, then she could set it at the window and take shots each minute. But then again, that would not quite do for what she needs. The camera would take the picture but she needs the moment to sink into her, to somehow become chemical, to metabolise, to reconstitute, yes, reconstitute her heart."

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