Alan Mackenzie's bad back is ruining both his and his wife Jane's lives. After years of happy marriage, these two attractive and intelligent people have stopped making love and are starting to resent each other. However, the arrival of a new couple in town - the beautiful and egoistic writer Delia and her cynical husband Henry - heralds a period of dramatic change for the Mackenzies.
Truth and Consequences is a comedy about love and its disguises, and identity and change - about the small disasters and sudden attractions that can turn even the most stable relationship upside down.
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"Mordant and entertaining, and wonderfully expansive about a time, a place, and the corrosive effect of selfishness" (Penelope Lively Spectator)
"Hours of bitter-sweet, highly intelligent fun" ( Scotsman)
"An enjoyably spiky minuet of human selfishness" ( The Times)
"Sly and funny. A deeply pleasurable page-turner" ( Observer)
"It is Lurie, not Updike whom people will one day read to discover what our life and times were really like. Dazzling intelligent, witty, perceptive and engaging, she is not to be missed" ( New Statesman)
Highly enjoyable novel - witty and subtle - about natural-born-carers (those with a mission to look after other people) and their relationships with natural-born-egotists (those who demand to be cared for).
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Book Description 2006-06-01., 2006. Book Condition: New. Vintage. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 240pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1722591