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Juliet's Answer

One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak

by Glenn Dixon

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Eat, Pray, Love (from a man’s perspective) meets Under the Tuscan Sun—a fresh, heartwarming story about a man who travels to Verona, where he answers letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet, all in an attempt to understand heartbreak, to heal and to find love again.

In fair Verona where we lay our scene…
When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he does something unusual. He travels to Verona, Italy, to become a scribe of Juliet, Shakespeare’s fictional character, all in an attempt to understand his heartbreak. Once there, he volunteers to answer the thousands of letters that arrive addressed to Juliet, letters sent from lovelorn people all over the world who long to understand the mysteries of the human heart.
Glenn’s journey takes him deep into the charming community of Verona, where he learns the traditions of the townspeople and becomes involved in unravelling the truth behind Romeo and Juliet—Did these star-crossed lovers actually exist? Did they live in Verona? Why have they remained at the forefront of hearts and minds for centuries? And what can they teach us about love? At the same time, we learn about Claire, Glenn’s unrequited love, the source of his heartbreak. Was she truly his soul’s match, or was she, like Rosalind in Shakespeare’s classic play, a mere infatuation who pales in comparison the moment his real Juliet enters his life?
When Glenn returns home to Canada and resumes his duties as a Grade 10 English teacher, he undertakes a lively reading of Romeo and Juliet with his students, engaging them in passions past and present. But in an intriguing reversal of fate and fortune, his students—along with an old friend—instruct the teacher on the true meaning of love, loss, and moving on.
An enthralling tale of modern-day love steeped in the romantic traditions of eras past, this is a memoir that will warm your heart.

About the Author

Glenn Dixon has published travel articles in major publications such as National Geographic, the New York Post, The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, and Psychology Today. An expert on language with an M.A. in socio-linguistics, he is currently a language consultant with the Calgary Board of Education. He lives in Calgary.

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Contributor Notes

Glenn Dixon is the #1 bestselling author of the memoir Juliet’s Answer. He has played in bands all his life, traveled through more than seventy-five countries, and written for National Geographic, the New York Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Psychology Today. Before becoming a full-time writer, he taught high school English for twenty years. He lives in Calgary with his girlfriend. Visit him at GlennDixon.ca or follow him on Twitter @Glenn_Dixon.

Editorial Reviews

“A wonderful book that made me laugh and cry. . . .  A delightfully honest journey through the centuries, with one man seeking answers about love and discovering himself along the way.”
 
 

— Genevieve Graham, bestselling author of Tides of Honour

“Utterly captivating…. A bright, sparkling memoir, like sipping a glass of prosecco (which Verona is so famous for). After reading this intriguing memoir, you will want to book a flight to Verona.” 

— Roberta Rich, international bestselling author of The Midwife of Venice

“Juliet’s Answer is a well-crafted, visually descriptive, aptly researched memoir about love and loss. But its lasting impact will likely not be in the chick lit or travelogue genres it belongs to, but in the wider societal project of expanding our understanding of masculinity. Juliet’s Answer gently smashes the stereotype of the stoic man and brings male suffering over affairs of the heart into focus. That the book is able to do this while still being a light and easy read is its chief strength.”

— Toronto Star

“Dixon has gracefully entered into the tradition of travel writing meets memoir (think Eat, Pray, Love,) and despite his driving belief that he knows so little about the subject, he writes about love with admirable generosity, sensitivity and insight.”

— The Globe and Mail

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