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"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.
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The romance plays out in a novel way; Barnes has the characters address the reader directly, explaining each one's point of view.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 ()

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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