Fiction: Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier
Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don’t know each other. They are both married, with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna’s analyst, Thomas.
Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. For our four characters, their lives are unexpectedly turned upside down by the deliciously inconvenient arrival of love. For Anna, meeting Yves has brought a flurry of excitement to her life and made her question her values, her reliable husband, and her responsibilities to her children. For Louise, a successful career woman in a stable and comfortable marriage, her routine is uprooted by the youthful passion she feels for Thomas. Thought-provoking, sophisticated, and, above all, amusing, Enough About Love captures the euphoria of desire through tender and unflinching portraits of husbands, wives, and lovers.
Excerpted from the novel Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier
Translation copyright © 2010 Adriana Hunter
Reprinted with permission of Other Press LLC
Read Sampsonia Way‘s interview with Hervé Le Tellier. On May 3, Hervé Le Tellier visited Pittsburgh to give a reading with Kyung-Sook Shin (South Korea) and David Bezmozgis (Latvia, now living in Canada). The event was sponsored by City of Aslyum/Pittsburgh in partnership with PEN/America.