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The Behavior of Love

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
An incredibly compulsive, poignant exploration of marriage, lust, and ambition from one of America's great young literary talents, the Man-Booker Prize longlisted author of Work Like Any Other.

Doctor Ed Malinowski believes he has realized most of his dreams. A passionate, ambitious behavioral psychiatrist, he is now the superintendent of a mental institution and finally turning the previously crumbling hospital around. He also has a home he can be proud of, and a fiercely independent, artistic wife Laura, whom he hopes will soon be pregnant.

But into this perfect vision of his life comes Penelope, a beautiful, young epileptic who should never have been placed in his institution and whose only chance at getting out is Ed. She is intelligent, charming, and slowly falling in love with her charismatic, compassionate doctor. As their relationship grows more complicated, and Laura stubbornly starts working at his hospital, Ed must weigh his professional responsibilities against his personal ones, and find a way to save both his job and his family.

A love triangle set in one of the most chaotic, combustible settings imaginable, The Behavior of Love is wise, riveting, and deeply resonant.



Hardback Editions

May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Behaviour of Love
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
ISBN: 1-4711-7194-9 / 978-1-4711-7194-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Behavior of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
ISBN: 1-5011-8350-8 / 978-1-5011-8350-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Behaviour of Love
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
ISBN: 1-4711-7195-7 / 978-1-4711-7195-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Behavior of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
ISBN: 1-5082-8381-8 / 978-1-5082-8381-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Behavior of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Behaviour of Love
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Behaviour of Love
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Behavior of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Virginia Reeves
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA