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Jens Christian Grøndahl: Lucca

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Forthcoming paperback release:

Lucca
Jens Christian Grøndahl
Mariner Books
ISBN 978-0-15-602961-2
11 July 2010
$18.95 in Canada

Translated from the Danish by Anne Born

9780156029612

While recovering from a devastating car accident, Lucca, a young actress with a string of love affairs behind her, is told by her doctor that she may never see again. Robert, her doctor, is recovering in his own way from his wife’s infidelity and a failed marriage, finding happiness only in the weekend visits of his young daughter. As he and Lucca begin to share their life stories through daily conversations, the two slowly reveal to each other their own stories of heartbreak; Lucca admits her deliberate role in the collision that nearly killed her, and Robert begins to let go of his past betrayals. A love story of immense emotional reach and affection, Lucca probes deep truths of lust, loneliness, and the healing power of belonging.

Written by Thomas

2009-09-20 at 22:47

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