The Man I Love
Erik Fiskare loves the world of theater, but he prefers working behind the scenes on sets and lights. As a college freshman, he is introduced to the world of dance, and he falls in love… both with the performances and with one performer in particular, the gorgeous and immensely talented Daisy Bianco. Their love is like something out of storybooks, perfect and all-encompassing; they are compatible in bed and best friends outside of it. Along with their respective roommates, Erik and Daisy have a close-knit group of friends, and college life is wonderful. Then they admit a new friend into their circle, a troubled boy who ultimately ends up bringing a gun to a dance rehearsal. Erik and Daisy survive, but something between them has been broken, and Erik eventually walks out after Daisy betrays him. Years later, Erik still can’t get Daisy out of his mind. After years of working, years of teaching, and his own troubled marriage, it all comes back to Daisy. Is it finally time to try to fix the situation he abandoned so long ago?
Get ready to be wowed, because Suanne Laqueur’s novel The Man I Love is something extraordinary. Beautifully written, it touches on topics that are deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche by this point in time and explores them with humility and sensitivity. Erik and Daisy are so perfectly human, so sweet in their love and so flawed and hurt in their pain, that it’s hard not to be enthralled by them. It’s hard to watch Erik repeat the mistakes of his father, mistakes that shaped who he is, while it’s enlightening to watch him muddle through therapy and figure out the many ways in which the shooting damaged him. This is a gorgeous story, thrilling and depressing, heartbreaking and uplifting. Don’t miss it.
|Page Count||591 pages|
|Publisher||Cathedral Rock Press|
|Bookshop.org||Buy this Book|