Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

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Book - 2013
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From the incomparable David Rakoff, a poignant, beautiful, witty and wise novel in verse whose scope spans the 20th Century.

David Rakoff, who died in 2012 at the age of 47,  built a deserved reputation as one of the finest and funniest essayists of our time.  This intricately woven novel, written with humour, sympathy and tenderness, proves him the master of an altogether different art form.

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die; Cherish, Perish leaps cities and decades as Rakoff, a Canadian who became an American citizen, sings the song of his adoptive homeland--a country whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or brutal. Here the characters' lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. A critic once called Rakoff "magnificent," a word which perfectly describes this wonderful novel in verse.

Publisher: New York,, Toronto, Ontario :, Doubleday,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780385676168
Characteristics: 113 pages :,coloured illustrations ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Seth 1962-- Illustrator

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kirstielang
May 23, 2014

resume at pg 67

Michael Colford Jan 07, 2014

David Rakoff's final book before dying of cancer at the age of 47 is a original and refreshing series of interconnected stories chronicling live, love and relationships throughout the 20th century. In addition to David's poignant, acerbic, and witty storytelling skills, he has written the entire novel in verse, and included some beautiful illustrations by Seth. It's a gorgeous design for a sweetly powerful novel by a talented writer who left us far too early.

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mclarjh
Nov 17, 2013

If you don't want to wait, check out the copy from the U. of Ottawa Morriset library.

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