The Love Does Not Stop…

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“Each of the Popper men is to a large degree confounded by love. The women they desire, invariably plucky and self-possessed, have to work to stave off being swallowed whole by their men. “Love and Shame and Love’’ offers no explanations for what so mysteriously arrives and sometimes disappears. “Why?’’ the Popper men want to know. Orner would suggest there is no why. He’s the rare sort of writer who not only exactingly paints life’s bewilderments and suffering, but induces the experience itself in the reading.”

Boston.com reviews November Rumpus Book Club pick, Love and Shame and Love by Peter Orner!


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