Margarettown

“A droll piece of romantic whimsy, with an unexpected resonance.”

Kirkus Reviews, Starred

When you love Margret Towne, you love all the Margaret Townes.

It could be about anyone – you, your parents, your best friends. But it’s not. It’s about a woman called Margaret Towne, and the man who falls in love with her. The day he meets Maggie for the first time is the day he understands what it is to be in love. Deeply, wildly, terminally in love. What he doesn’t know is that loving Maggie means loving many women at once. After a brief, intense courtship the two young lovers set off to meet Maggie’s family: Margaret, Maggie, Marge, Mia and May—five women of different ages, all living together in a house called Margaron, in a place called Margarettown. Nothing in Maggie’s world is quite like anywhere else. Part memoir, part fable, part journey through the many worlds of one woman, Margarettown is a novel about how love takes us over and changes our lives; how it makes lies out of truth and truth out of lies. It is the story of what it takes to love the same person for a lifetime—and about the impossibility of really knowing anything about who it is we have come to love.

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