This is a modern love story. It is a story about learning to survive, endure and flourish in a relationship. Above all, it is a story full of tenderness and sympathy for the hard work of keeping love going, and full of hope that we can make it through.
A brilliant new novel about love and marriage in the modern world - from the author the bestselling novel Essays in Love
Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after?
This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender, messy, hilarious, painful, and entirely un-Romantic. It is a love story for the modern world, chronicling the daily intimacies, the blazing rows, the endless tiny gestures that make up a life shared between two people. Moving and deeply insightful, The Course of Love offers us a window into essential truths about the nature of love.
“Truly wonderful . . . told with great wit and affection. Should be compulsory reading for anyone contemplating tying the knot”
“Acutely perceptive, clever, endearing. [A] love story that mirrors our own and that of so many others we know”
“The observations are acute and telling. Rabih and Kirtsen's story is always engaging”
“Thought-provoking. A worldly wise romance”
Mail on Sunday
“Well observed, imbued with a tenderness that feels authentic and uncynical. It may even save some marriages”