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Behaviour of Love

Behaviour of Love
The brilliant new novel from the author of Work Like Any Other, longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize
Our Price: €14.02
ISBN/EAN9781471171956
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Pub. Date: May 30 2019
Author: REEVES, VIRGINIA
Format: Trade PB
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From 2016 Man Booker longlisted Virginia Reeves comes a moving and riveting new novel about the head doctor of a mental institution whose marriage and job come under threat when he and a younger patient develop a relationship.

Doctor Ed Malinowski believes he has realized most of his dreams. A passionate, ambitious behavioural psychologist, 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 Behaviourist is an incredibly compulsive, poignant exploration of marriage, lust, and ambition from one of America's great young literary talents.

Praise for Work Like Any Other:

`A striking debut about love and redemption, the heavy burdens of family and guilt and learning how to escape them. Powerfully told and lyrically written, there is not a false note in this book. Reeves is a major new talent' Philipp Meyer, author of The Son
`Work Like Any Other is an exceptional novel told in clear, direct, and starkly beautiful language. Virginia Reeves has a gift for bringing to life all the tensions that emerge wherever people, place, and progress collide. I absolutely loved it' Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds
`Assured and absorbing... a potent mix of icy honesty and heart-wrenching tenderness' Jim Crace
`Beautifully written, this is an unusual and moving debut' Sunday Times
`A slow-burning pleasure. Brutal, beautiful, and to some significant extent, redemptive' Daily Mail
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