"Love, Etc." places the reader into a love triangle involving Stuart who was married to Gillian ten years ago, and Oliver, her present husband with whom she has two girls. Stuart returns to London where the couple is now living and woos Gillian by employing Oliver, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and moving the couple into the home where Gillian and Stuart once lived.
The romance plays out in a novel way; Barnes has the characters address the reader directly, explaining each one's point of view.
This report prepared by Betty-Jeanne Korson