from the publisher:
The most extraordinary love story you will ever read.
It could be about anyone - you, your parents, your best friends. But it's not. It's about a woman called Margaret Towne, and the man who falls in love with her ...The day he meets Maggie for the first time is the day he understands what it is to be in love. Deeply, wildly, terminally in love. What he doesn't know is that loving Maggie means loving many women at once. After a brief, intense courtship the two young lovers set off to meet Maggie's family: Margaret, Maggie, Marge, Mia and May -- five women of different ages, all living together in a house called Margaron, in a place called Margarettown. Nothing in Maggie's world is quite like anywhere else. Part memoir, part fable, part journey through the many worlds of one woman, MAGARETTOWN is a novel about how love takes us over and changes our lives; how it makes lies out of truth and truth out of lies. It is the story of what it takes to love the same person for a lifetime -- and about the impossibility of really knowing anything about who it is we have come to love.
Italy -- Book Club Edition
UK - Hardcover
awards and honors
“Quirky, yet insightful, slim in size, but rich in content, Margarettown is unlike anything I've read this year.”
"wonderfully innovative... Reading MARGARETTOWN is quite literally a journey of discovery. We begin the novel curious and confused, but, by the novel's final pages, we realize that we've gained something just by reading it."
My novel for "adults" -- whatever "adults" means (in this case, foul language and sex), but that's another story. I wrote Margarettown after Elsewhere although it was published three months before.