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The Essence of the Thing - St John, Madeleine
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Nicola only went to buy cigarettes and upon returning finds a stranger in her apartment. He looks like her live-in boyfriend, Jonathan, but he can't actually be the dependable known quantity whom Nicola loves that goes by the name of Jonathan. Can he? Before Nicola stands a man who is strong and adorable just like the old Jonathan, only this one is no longer hers! This sad tale of love gone south still has its funny side. You have either to laugh or cry when you see, as acutely and elegantly as St John captures it here, the ...

The Essence of the Thing 1999, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780786706792

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The Essence of the Thing 1998, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786705603