Letters to the End of Love by Yvette Walker

Reviewed by
June 2013, no. 352
Carol Middleton reviews 'Letters to the End of Love' by Yvette Walker

Letters to the End of Love

by Yvette Walker

University of Queensland Press, $22.95 pb, 241 pp, 9780702249662

Letters to the End of Love by Yvette Walker

Reviewed by
June 2013, no. 352

Yvette Walker’s remarkable début novel is told in a series of letters that cross time and continents, tracing the intimate lives of three couples, one straight, one lesbian, one gay. Starting in 1969 in an artist’s studio in Cork, where a Russian painter and his Irish novelist wife exchange love letters, it moves to 2011 and a lesbian bookseller in Western Australia and her estranged girlfriend, and finally to 1948 and a retired English doctor mourning his German lover.

Carol Middleton reviews 'Letters to the End of Love' by Yvette Walker

Letters to the End of Love

by Yvette Walker

University of Queensland Press, $22.95 pb, 241 pp, 9780702249662

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