The Remedy for Love

The Remedy for Love

by Bill Roorbach

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Overview

FINALIST FOR THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION

“A flat-out funny, sexy, and poignant romantic thriller.”*

They’re calling for the “Storm of the Century,” and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his heart—twenty bucks and a ride home; that’s the least he can do.

Trouble is, Danielle doesn’t really have a home. She’s squatting in a cabin deep in the woods: no electricity, no plumbing, no heat. Eric, with troubles—and secrets—of his own, tries to walk away but finds he can’t. She’ll need food, water, and firewood, and that’s just to get her through the storm: there’s a whole long winter ahead.

Resigned to help, fending off her violent mistrust of him, he gets her set up, departs with relief, and climbs back to the road, but—winds howling, snow mounting—he finds his car missing, phone inside. In desperation, he returns to the cabin. Danielle’s terrified, then merely enraged. And as the storm intensifies, these two lost souls are forced to ride it out together.

Intensely moving, frequently funny, The Remedy for Love is a harrowing story about the truths we reveal when there is no time or space for artifice.

“One of the best novels of this or any year.” —*David Abrams, author of Fobbit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616204785
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 786,562
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bill Roorbach is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Flannery O'Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winner Big Bend; Into Woods; Temple Stream; and most recently, the bestselling Life Among Giants. The 10th anniversary edition of his craft book, Writing Life Stories, is used in writing programs around the world. His work has been published in Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, and dozens of other magazines and journals. Life Among Giants was an Editor's Pick for Amazon's Best 2012, a Shelf Awareness Top Ten Best Fiction for 2012, and a winner of the Maine Literary Award for Fiction.

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The Remedy for Love: A Novel 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loath flashbacks, this story is bogged down with them. The story line is supposed to be survival of two people during an epic winter storm. Interesting enough you'd think: nope we are dragged back again and again, to listen to the guy whine about his marital/divorce difficulties. And the female in this muddle has some serious mental issues that also distract from surviving the next three days. I've got some news for the author: when your about to be burned up in a fire, drowned in the lake, eaten by a bear, blown up by a terrorist and yes, frozen in a winter storm, you DON'T examine your navel for the meaning of life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finally gave up at page 200/285 since still never deviated from MSNBC script even though 'final adventure' was about to srart
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anonomas More than 1 year ago
A very very good book!