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Love Life

(2007)
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Dan and Carmen have it all, it seems: They are young, rich, good-looking, satisfied in their work and love life, and are the parents of a beautiful three-year-old daughter. When Carmen is diagnosed with breast cancer, Dan is unable to cope with her illness and the changes this brings to their happy, yuppie family life. While the beautiful and optimistic Carmen submits to chemotherapy and eventually a mastectomy, hedonistic Dan tries to find solace with his buddies and in several flings before he finally stops running away and succeeds in supporting Carmen in her decision to end her life with dignity. Love Life is an account of a terminal illness that is devoid of glitz or fake sentiment. Distressing hospital situations and spot-on characterizations of doctors and therapists alternate with the many heart-wrenching moments through the course of Carmen's illness, as both she and Dan come to terms with what commitment really means. Love Life is completely unapologetic, extremely controversial, but ultimately uplifting and life-affirming.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Love Life
Author(s): Ray Kluun
ISBN: 1-4472-6181-X / 978-1-4472-6181-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love Life
Author(s): Ray Kluun
ISBN: 0-330-53898-5 / 978-0-330-53898-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Love Life
Author(s): Ray Kluun
ISBN: 0-312-36681-7 / 978-0-312-36681-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love Life
Author(s): Ray Kluun
ISBN: 0-330-44707-6 / 978-0-330-44707-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love Life
Author(s): Ray Kluun
ISBN: 0-330-44986-9 / 978-0-330-44986-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Love Life
Author(s): Ray Kluun
Publisher: Pan
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July 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Love Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Kluun
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon CA