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By Alexander Theroux

The 3rd novel from acclaimed, award-winning Alexander Theroux is a darkly life like story of adultery set in modern New England. Christian Ford is a guy who's betrayed in an adulterous affair, in basic terms to find that he himself betrayed a lady he enjoyed and deserted. through the tale, Christian makes an attempt to appreciate the dangerously paradoxical nature of human family and to teach that adultery extends past mere actual infidelity.

Christian Ford is an artist who teaches at a brand new England prep college; Farol Colorado is a gorgeous younger girl who works at an artwork gallery on the town. while the 2 start their affair, he has an "understanding" with one other lady, and Farol is married to her moment husband. Theroux's 3rd novel, after 3 Wogs and Darconville's Cat, describes the emerging and falling stages in their courting in nice mental element, targeting Farol's, and in addition Ford's, inconstancy. instructed from Ford's element of view--in a distant and enhanced tone--the tale continues to be precise to its narrator's moving passions. Guilt, ardour and may are issues for Theroux's clever, unstinting research, elevating feedback of previous chroniclers of affection within the works of Nabokov and Flaubert. however the questions of even if Farol will go away her husband, of ways fair she is ready the remainder of her existence (and how trustworthy an observer Ford is) are mild fare for thus broad an exam. after all, the obsessive narration and dearth of debate make for a analyzing event as dry and distant as Ford's event of love.

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Antes de poder renunciar a la propia identidad uno tiene que habérsela forjado. Es necesario desarrollar un yo antes de poder perderlo. Esto podrá parecer increíblemente elemental, pero creo que es necesario decirlo pues hay muchas personas que tienen una visión de la evolución pero no la voluntad de llevarla a cabo. Desean y creen que es posible prescindir de la disciplina, encontrar un fácil atajo que conduzca a la santidad. Con frecuencia intentan alcanzarla imitando sencillamente las actitudes superficiales de los santos, retirándose al desierto o haciéndose carpinteros.

Nos lo estamos pasando bien». Continuamos jugando durante otros quince minutos, en los cuales mi hija iba quedando claramente en desventaja. Por fin me rogó: «Por favor, papá, mueve más aprisa». «No, de ninguna manera», repliqué. «El ajedrez es un juego serio. Si hemos de jugarlo bien debemos hacerlo lentamente. Si no quieres jugarlo en serio es mejor que no juegues». Y así, mientras ella se sentía cada vez más desgraciada, continuamos jugando otros diez minutos hasta que de pronto rompió a llorar, me dijo que daba por perdida aquella estúpida partida y se fue llorando escaleras arriba.

Pero ocurre, sin embargo, que no colmamos todas las necesidades del otro; surgen fricciones y dejamos de estar enamorados. destinada, al haber aceptado como amor «verdadero» o «real» el que no_lo era. Creemos, en definitiva, que en esta situación sólo podemos optar por seguir viviendo en la infelicidad o por divorciarnos. Aunque en general compruebo que los grandes mitos son grandes precisamente porque representan verdades universales (más adelante examinaremos varios de estos mitos), el mito del amor romántico es una tremenda mentira.

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