5 Reasons to Leave a Lover: A Novella and Other Short Stories

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In 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover, author Carolyn Moncel offers up a fresh batch of stories based on love and loss. As singer/songwriter, Paul Simon so eloquently suggested in a famous song from the 1970s, there are many ways to leave a lover. However, Moncel's characters demonstrate that the reasons for leaving in the first place are quite finite. Encounters in Paris` Ellery and Julien Roulet return, picking up their lives where the short story, "Pandora`s Box Revisited," ends. This time the Roulets are involved in a love triangle, and along with two other couples, must explore how love relationships are affected and splinter due to abuse, ambivalence, deception, cheating and death. This bittersweet collection of tales proves that some breakups are necessary; while others are voluntary; and still others are simply destined and beyond anyone's control.

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Despite his very bad behavior at times, I have to say that I still have a crush on Julien. The way that he speaks and rationalizes his decisions is quintessentially French. There is a passage in the novella where his wife, Ellery, must confront him. They are sitting in beautiful Parc Monceau and Ellery says something to the effect, "I will not love you again, Julien." Julien's response, "I don't believe you because 'will' implies that you 'could' if you wanted to. It means that you are still unsure, no?" When I read that aloud to one of my French friends, she laughed so hard. She said, "Now, THAT is a spot on response from a French guy."

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The only thought that did enter his mind was: How had he gone from living comfortably in a three bedroom apartment in the 8th arrondissement to a windowless, one-star hotel room with only a shower and bunk beds? At nearly 40 years old, he shouldn't have been in such a dire state.  Yet, he knew that it was his own fault entirely.

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