When Weston Babansky receives an extravagant engagement present from his best friend (and old flame), Jillian Frisk, he doesn't quite know what to make of it - or how to get it past his fiancée. Especially as it's a massive, handmade, intensely personal sculpture that they'd have to live with forever.
As the argument rages about whether Jillian's gift was an act of pure platonic generosity or something more insidious, battle lines are drawn....
Can men and women ever be friends? Just friends?
Described by the Sunday Times as 'a brilliant writer' with 'a strong, clear and strangely seductive voice', Lionel Shriver has written a glittering examination of friendship, ownership and the conditions of love.
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By Wras on 13-04-18
The complexities of sex and friendship dissected
An excellent novella that covers more territory than most 500 page books, and makes you take sides like you do when a couple splits.
I loved the writing; the characters felt real, and the plot was well constructed without being obvious. I was surprised how involved I was, I laughed and felt sad for them; what more could you ask from a book.
A real find that left me thinking.
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