Banishing Verona: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 1, 2005 - Fiction - 355 pages
4 Reviews
Zeke is twenty-nine and working as a carpenter and painter in London. Verona is thirty-seven, headstrong, and seven months pregnant. When the two meet in a house that Zeke is renovating, they fall in love, only to be separated less than 24 hours later when Verona mysteriously disappears. After much searching, Zeke discovers that Verona has travelled to Boston to help Henry, her brother, disentangle himself from some shady financial matters. As impulsively as he fell for Verona, Zeke decides to follow her to Boston. It is here that both lovers take on further and more desperate searches of their own, and Livesey's sophisticated novel, Banishing Verona, evolves into the most surprising and suspenseful of modern love stories.
 

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BANISHING VERONA

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A housepainter with Asperger's syndrome and a pregnant, unmarried radio host meet under false pretenses, have sex, and then are separated for nearly the duration of this unsparing yet cautiously ... Read full review

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User Review  - aemurray - LibraryThing

Liked this story a lot. I had real empathy for the male main character, Zeke. Verona was also a very interesting character. Their finding each other, seemed very poignant. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
20
Section 3
32
Section 4
41
Section 5
52
Section 6
63
Section 7
73
Section 8
84
Section 16
189
Section 17
198
Section 18
211
Section 19
222
Section 20
234
Section 21
248
Section 22
261
Section 23
279

Section 9
92
Section 10
107
Section 11
130
Section 12
139
Section 13
149
Section 14
161
Section 15
178
Section 24
284
Section 25
295
Section 26
313
Section 27
323
Section 28
339
Section 29
355
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About the author (2005)

Margot Livesey is the author of several novels, including Homework and Eva Moves the Furniture, as well as the story collection Learning By Heart. Born in Scotland, she lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is the writer in residence at Emerson College.

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