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The Madness of Love

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The Madness of Love by Katharine Davies
Paperback $13.95
Jan 11, 2005 | ISBN 9780812973280

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Advance praise for The Madness of Love

“Davies has written a wonderful first novel about the lives of star-crossed lovers whose foibles and failings and mad, mad hearts stir up equal doses of trouble and passion. The Madness of Love is a lush tragicomic tale that is satisfying, smart, and oh-so-spicy.”
–Connie May Fowler, author of The Problem with Murmur Lee and Before Women Had Wings

“Quirky characters, real passion, and a jaw-dropping masquerade–what more could a reader ask for? Davies’s first novel is funny and heartbreaking by turns, a clever, modern take on Shakespeare, and the perfect introduction to a talented new writer.”
–Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy

Praise in England for The Madness of Love

“Davies plays with the plot of Twelfth Night, changing it as it suits her. . . . The artifice of the whole conceit, this dextrous shifting between the plausible and implausible, is what gives [The Madness of Love] its hallucinatory quality; its texture of changeable taffeta.”
–The Independent

“Davies is a very promising writer with an eye for a good image, and with the ability to cast a disturbing air of enchantment over proceedings.”
–The Guardian

“[The Madness of Love] turns upon a genuine tragedy, but tinged with enchantment. . . . [Davies has] a light, confident touch, and exquisite pacing.”
–The Observer

"Davies admirably conjures up the wild beauty of Illerwick’s coastal landscape . . . [and] what does come across rather well is a wistful sense of the end of youth." —Literary Review

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