Her Name Was Lola

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 15, 2004 - Fiction - 224 pages
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'This is it ... this is my destiny woman,' Max blurted out when he first met Lola at the Coliseum shop. Not only was she aristocratic and wild at heart, but the two discovered an uncanny convergence of musical tastes. Soon they were converging at every level - Lola filling Max's emptiness and vice versa.


But Max had also always craved the recognition of another sort of woman, the sort who had been Homecoming Queen at her high school - just as the tempting Lula Mae Flowers had been back in Texas. Why did Max have to meet Lula Mae just when he'd found his destiny woman in Lola? And if Lola embodied everything Max longed for, how could there be anything left over for Texan ex-Homecoming Queens?

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

The first thing one needs to know about Her Name Was Lola is that it's a short book with even shorter chapters. It's a quick read - maybe even a lazy Sunday-in-one-sitting kind of read. November, 2001 ... Read full review

Her Name Was Lola : A Novel

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Hoban, author of the classic Frances children's books, offers a black comedy about modern love. Max, a writer struggling with his next novel and meanwhile paying the bills with his children's books ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Russell Hoban is the author of many extraordinary novels including Turtle Diary, Riddley Walker, Amaryllis Night and Day and The Bat Tattoo. He has also written some classic books for children including The Mouse and His Child and the Frances books. He lives in London.

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