Teaser Tuesday: The Lover’s Dictionary

2011, Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: The Lover's Dictionary

Teaser Tuesday: The Lover’s DictionaryThe Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
Published by Farrar Straus and Giroux
Pub Date: January 4th 2011
Pages: 211
Format: Hardcover | Source: Purchased
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basis, n.

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.

If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.

How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

 

 

elliptical, adj
The kiss I like the most is one of the slow ones. It’s as much no as yes. You lean in from the side, and I have to turn a little to make it happen.

 

 

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