Love Life: A Novel
Dan and Carmen have it all, it seems: They are young, rich, good-looking, satisfied in their work and love life, and are the parents of a beautiful three-year-old daughter. When Carmen is diagnosed with breast cancer, Dan is unable to cope with her illness and the changes this brings to their happy, yuppie family life. While the beautiful and optimistic Carmen submits to chemotherapy and eventuall...
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (July 24, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 910511
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“Set in Holland, this book is dazzling in its layering and ability to show the tiniest details with integrity while posing bigger questions. This remarkable book is about love that is greater than ourselves and how we manifest that love in others. It ...”
a mastectomy, hedonistic Dan tries to find solace with his buddies and in several flings before he finally stops running away and succeeds in supporting Carmen in her decision to end her life with dignity. Love Life is an account of a terminal illness that is devoid of glitz or fake sentiment. Distressing hospital situations and spot-on characterizations of doctors and therapists alternate with the many heart-wrenching moments through the course of Carmen's illness, as both she and Dan come to terms with what commitment really means. Love Life is completely unapologetic, extremely controversial, but ultimately uplifting and life-affirming.