I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You To Bits

Gunnar Ardelius

Published by Front Street Press
ISBN 10: 1590784723 / ISBN 13: 9781590784723
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Synopsis: When Morris meets Betty, love is unavoidable. In short prose
passages, we follow the course of their passionate first love. A
confident debut written in a surprising form, which gives the story intelligence and depth.

Morris feels like Betty can see everything he's thinking. Betty
believes Morris understands her like no one ever before. She tells him everything, even about the dried-up worm that she saw on the sidewalk on the way to school. But sometimes the darkness closes in on Morris. His father is manic-depressive and his mother is always talking about dreams and poetry and her new boyfriend. Morris begins to wonder if crazy people are drawn to each other. Betty points out that he is like his father. As their love grows, it almost consumes them. Soon it's as if they are always trying to escape
themselves until they ask, "How do you know when it's over?"

About the Author: Gunnar Ardelius has worked as a waiter, mover, night porter, and taxi driver and has lived in Paris, Berlin, and Lysekil, Lund, and Malmö, Sweden. He has studied literature and printed media. I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits is his first novel. He lives in Stockholm.

Tara Chace holds a doctorate in Scandinavian literature and translates works that are written in Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish. Her recent literary translations include Markus and Diana by Klaus Hagerup, Heart's Delight by Per Nilsson, and You & You & You, also by Per Nilsson, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Title: I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love ...
Publisher: Front Street Press
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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