Ex-cottagers in Love

Ex-cottagers in Love

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Dave Moore, 41, is an expat Canadian who is doing just great at all the things he never wanted to do, like living in L.A. and slaving at a giant law firm, while his creative dream nears its expiration date. Thats when he falls hard for a beautiful co-worker named Maggie, an impish, edgy goddess who sees right into his soul. So he takes her to the beloved summer cottage of his Canadian youth. Well, not quite. That cottage was sold . . . but hey, you can see it from the rental place. Which wont stop Dave from trying to summon the past; but will city girl Maggie, beleaguered by her fear of chamberpots and the natural world, desert him in his quest? As the story returns to L.A., events close in on Dave. Besieged by his increasingly unbearable day-job and by unresolved issues with his ailing father, he is forced to make a momentous choice: is Maggie the destroyer of his dreams, or is she his only hope? A brilliant, darkly comic novel about a middle-aged man at a crossroads, ex-Cottagers in Love takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from the playful and romantic to deeper, sadder but ultimately more luminous places.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Key Porter Books, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781554700004
1554700000
Branch Call Number: KEA
Characteristics: 380 pages ; 21 cm

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smc01 Jul 15, 2009

The author captures what a family cottage means to people, and how much it is missed after it is sold. However, the characters are somewhat annoying and immature. A plot line with a young nephew just doesn't capture the imagination.

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