There is a point in life that triggers a series of revelations, after a certain event that opens your eyes, like nothing else could ever do. that can lead to a truth, so much higher than the everyday struggle to live a “happy life”. Both the trigger point, and the revelations differ from one person to another. Some experience it so rnildly that they might not even notice the change, while for some people like Aaron, life could get too tense, or too big to be able to fit in the “Real World” as we know it.
In Love, etc. Julian Barnes has created a deep, dark feast of human frailties and needs. Love, etc. stars three characters introduced a decade ago in Talking It Over — to which this novel has an eerie, freestanding relation. Which is precisely what Stuart felt about his wife Gillian, until his witty, feckless, former best friend Oliver stole her away. Fabulously engaging and profoundly unsettling. ISBN: 0375411615 Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF