The Love Monster

The Love Monster

Book - 2012
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Plagued by a case of psoriasis, stuck in a boring job, and deserted by her cheating husband--life isn't looking too good to Margaret H. Atwood. And on top of it all, none of her pants fit anymore. On her hilarious journey to recovery, Margaret encounters hope in many different forms, from a dope-smoking senior citizen, a religious fanatic, a good lawyer, and a talking turtle--not to mention Christo, Jeanne-Claude, Warren Zevon, Neil Armstrong, and a yogi buried deep underground--to a love-sick alien who speaks in Donald Sutherland's voice. More than an irreverent joyride, this book is a sweet and tender look at the pain and indignity that comes with being an adult human and a sincere exploration of the limited range of remedies--art, love, religion, relentless optimism, and alien intervention.
Publisher: Montreal : Esplanade Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781550653267
Branch Call Number: MAR
Characteristics: 240 p. ;,22 cm


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Mar 17, 2014

Well, it sure isn't "The Master and Margarita"!

Swuzie_library Nov 12, 2013

2013 Ottawa Book Award Winner for English: Fiction


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May 29, 2012

Everyone carries a kernel of sadness, even Donald Sutherland. That is why his voice sounds the way it does...

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