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The Love Chase

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Michael Deene is an art student, the son of a pompous bishop. He is a young man in search of love but naive, baffled, and hopelessly behind the times. In search of happiness, Michael embarks on a series of unexpected and wild episodes that take him into the world of modern art. He has a brief and hopeless affair with Liz, a beautiful girl who lives, alas, for food; and Maraday, whose sophistication enchants and defeats him. Ultimately, he finds his goal in Faith, though not before he has been forced to work in a slaughterhouse to win the favour of her father . . .

The Love Chase is more than an extremely funny and readable innocent's progress - it is an unexpected departure with a theme that is not political but personal: the perils of young love and reveals a new facet of James Barlow's talent.

'It should leave you as it left me, eagerly awaiting the next Barlow.' - W. Harley Ruskin, Springfield Mass Daily News

'A painterlike vision for delightful detail, a witty summing up of people, a comic buildup to a near slapstick situation, and cruel tragedy movingly understated.' - Christian Science Monitor

'He now proves his literary versatility and strikes a few blows at the New Establishment in the bargain.' - Post Dispatch


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October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Love Chase
Author(s): James Barlow
Publisher: Peach Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA