Q: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Aug 23, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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“Q, Quentina Elizabeth Deveril, is the love of my life.”

Shortly before his wedding, the unnamed hero of this uncommon romance is visited by a man who claims to be his future self and ominously admonishes him that he must not marry the love of his life, Q. At first the protagonist doubts this stranger, but in time he becomes convinced of the authenticity of the warning and leaves his fiancÉe. The resulting void in his life is impossible to fill. One after the other, future selves arrive urging him to marry someone else, divorce, attend law school, leave law school, travel, join a running club, stop running, study the guitar, the cello, Proust, Buddhism, and opera, and eliminate gluten from his diet. The only constants in this madcap quest for personal improvement are his love for his New York City home and for the irresistible Q.

A unique literary talent, Evan Mandery turns the classic story of transcendent love on its head, with an ending that will melt even the darkest heart.

 

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Q: A (Timeless) Love Story

User Review  - Joanna M. Burkhardt - Book Verdict

The protagonist of this second novel by Mandery (after Dreaming of Gwen Stefani) is in love with a girl named Q. As they are planning their wedding, he meets an older version of himself who has ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
32
Section 2
42
Section 3
52
Section 4
98
Section 5
110
Section 6
126
Section 7
142
Section 8
156
Section 10
212
Section 11
220
Section 12
234
Section 13
246
Section 14
270
Section 15
292
Section 16
332
Copyright

Section 9
194

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About the author (2011)

Evan Mandery is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and the author of Dreaming of Gwen Stefani, First Contact, Q: A Novel, and two works of non-fiction.

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