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An Exclusive Love

A Memoir

Johanna Adorján (Author), Anthea Bell (Translator)

Overview | Inside the Book

"A powerful and affecting memoir––reminiscent of Sebald." —Phlipp Meyer, author of American Rust

Chain-smoking, peculiarly stylish, stubborn, and eccentric—Vera and István were anything but ordinary grandparents. Sixteen years after their death, Johanna Adorján fills the gaps in their story. An Exclusive Love is a brilliantly constructed memoir and a gorgeous romance, a tale of two people who died as they lived: inseparable.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34055-6
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 192 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.

Endorsements & Reviews

“A truly memorable book.” — Diana Athill

“Offers a prism through which one might examine and perhaps come to understand a most complicated act.” — Elizabeth Berg

“Sophisticated intelligence, coupled with the sensibility of an artist.” — Vivian Gornick

“Elegance is magnetic, and so is lifelong love. The reader cannot take her eyes from them.” — Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

“Editors' Choice: A spare, beautiful exploration.” — New York Times Book Review

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