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Fiction Literary

Love In The Age Of Confusion

by (author) Byron Ayanoglu

Publisher
DC Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2001
Category
Literary
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780919688902
    Publish Date
    Nov 2001
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780919688889
    Publish Date
    Nov 2001
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Byron Ayanoglu's Love In The Age Of Confusion is a sexy romp packed with mouth-watering descriptions of food, endless supplies of ouzo, gags, and absurd collisions. In this fictional début by the well-known food-writer, pure laine Quebec locks horns with moneyed Westmount when coquettish, street-wise Arletty Daoust-Tremblay dazzles, then dumps, pampered scion and fledgling experimental filmmaker Ari 'Pennyloafers' McLeod. But their mothers, in odd alliance, have other ideas. Meanwhile, elsewhere, the lovers' fathers throw punches and speechify. Romantic comedy meets political satire. Love In The Age Of Confusion is a tour de force in which opposites attract, myth tussles with myth, and delightful, even delicious explosions go off. Will the politically confounded young lovers reconcile? You bet your kefi (that's Greek for joie de vivre) they will!

About the author

Fluent in five languages, a graduate of McGill University, widely travelled Byron Ayanoglu is the author of twelve books: fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and restaurant guides as well as fourteen stage plays, including Ordinaryman. He has worked in film and TV, including co-host of Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Greek Islands Episode, 2008, host of Roadside Restaurants, a ninety-minute restaurant-cooking show for PBS, 1997. He is also the writer and producer of Faces of Myth (2004), Mimetoliths (2006), Shapeshifter (2007), and MasterClass with Walter Lassally (2008).

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Editorial Reviews

"A humorous semi-political romp... engagingly presented [with] much mouth-watering food...."
— Books in Canada, May 2002
"It's a time-honoured device, the English-French love story, laden with symbolism. But no one before Ayanoglu has ever played it so cleverly by the menu."
— Gazette, June 2002
"... a delight, with dialogue that reads at a gallop, pinpoints each character, and crackles with snappy put-downs and smartass wit...blending screwball comedy with bristling social comment."
— Globe & Mail, June 200

“A humorous semi-political romp... engagingly presented [with] much mouth-watering food....”

— Books in Canada, May 2002

“It’s a time-honoured device, the English-French love story, laden with symbolism. But no one before Ayanoglu has ever played it so cleverly by the menu.”

— Gazette, June 2002

“... a delight, with dialogue that reads at a gallop, pinpoints each character, and crackles with snappy put-downs and smartass wit...blending screwball comedy with bristling social comment.”

— Globe & Mail, June 2002

“Montreal food writer Byron Ayanoglu’s fictional debut weaves all the beauty, delight, and intrique of this fair city into a love story of star-crossed lovers each coming from two extremes of the political spectrum.”

— The Link, Sept. 2002

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