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Alone: A Love Story - A Love Story

Michelle Parise

Publisher: Dundurn

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Summary

The memoir that inspired the smash-hit podcast Alone: A Love Story, which topped the charts in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with over 9 million downloads worldwide
The podcast ran for three seasons and has been praised by The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian. It has earned many accolades including winning gold at the New York Festivals Radio Awards in 2018 
A raw, honest, poetic, and intelligent story unpacking love and heartbreak, infidelity and loneliness, and conquering The Lonely to find life (and love) in the aftermath
Each chapter unfolds in a series of vignettes, mainly taking place in Toronto, with some vignettes in Italy, Mexico, Nova Scotia and British Columbia
Each character is given a nickname; we meet The Scientist, The Man With the White Shirt, and The Musician, among others
"Michelle Parise knows how to shape and deliver a story that will keep you coming back for more"— The Atlantic on the podcast, Alone: A Love Story
"The storytelling is exemplary. The way the narrative unfolds, moving back and forth in time, conjures up the full scope of emotion — horror and anxiety and wonder and happiness. Parise's is a very particular story but in many ways it's universal and familiar. The thing I'm most struck by is the neat way she walks the tightrope between hope and despair, darkness and light. — Sharon Bala, on the podcast Alone: A Love Story
Author is a producer with CBC Radio and Television

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