The Pure Lover

A Memoir of Grief

By David Plante, MD
(Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807006207, 114pp.)

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

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The Pure Lover is David Plante’s elegy to his beloved Nikos Stangos, their forty-year life together, and its tragic end. Written in vivid fragments that, like the pieces of a mosaic, come together into a glimmering whole, it shows us both the wild nature of grief and the intimate conversation that is love.

About the Author
David Plante is the author of the novels "The Ghost of Henry James", " The Family "(nominated for the National Book Award), "The Woods", " The Country", "The Foreigner", " The Native", " The Accident", "Annunciation" and "The Age of Terror". He has published stories and profiles in the "New Yorker", and features in the "New York Times", " Esquire" and "Vogue". He lives in London; Lucca, Italy; and Athens, Greece.
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