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The course of love : a novel

Author: Alain De Botton
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children but no long-term relationship is as simple as happily ever after. "The Course of Love" is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Fiction
Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain De Botton
ISBN: 9781501134258 1501134256 9781501134517 1501134515
OCLC Number: 918616385
Description: x, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Alain de Botton.

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We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children but no long-term relationship is as simple as happily ever after. "The Course of Love" is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence.

How does love survive and thrive in the long term? In Edinburgh, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love, get married, have children. But this is their story after the first flush of infatuation. As Rabih and Kirsten reform their ideals under the pressures of an average existence, they discover that love is a skill that needs to be learned, and not just experienced.

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