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Love

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
** AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 **

'A profound examination of friendship, romantic confusion and mortality' John Boyne

One summer's evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant.

Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But Joe has a secret he has to tell Davy, and Davy, a grief he wants to keep from Joe. Both are not the men they used to be.

Neither Davy nor Joe know what the night has in store, but as two pints turns to three, then five, and the men set out to revisit the haunts of their youth, the ghosts of Dublin entwine around them. Their first buoyant forays into adulthood, the pubs, the parties, broken hearts and bungled affairs, as well as the memories of what eventually drove them apart.

As the two friends try to reconcile their versions of the past over the course of one night, Love offers up a delightfully comic, yet moving portrait of the many forms love can take throughout our lives.

'There's beauty and compassion in Doyle's sculpted, spare writing... Love is a reminder that its author is one to treasure' Economist

A TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, NEW STATESMAN AND i BEST BOOK FOR AUTUMN

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A profound examination of friendship, romantic confusion and mortality." - John Boyne


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December 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Love (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4328-8391-7 / 978-1-4328-8391-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-78733-227-6 / 978-1-78733-227-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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June 2020 : Hardback
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Title: Love: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-984880-45-4 / 978-1-984880-45-1
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-5291-1267-2 / 978-1-5291-1267-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-78733-228-4 / 978-1-78733-228-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-7352-7988-8 / 978-0-7352-7988-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon   


June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Love: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Love: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   


May 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Love
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon AU