Everything Beautiful Began After - Simon Van Booy

With his evocative and haunting prose, Simon Van Booy spins the tale of three characters whose lives intersect in Greece. Fans of his short stories (Love Begins in Winter and The Secret Lives of People in Love) will find his trademark theme of human connection in Everything Beautiful Began After (Perennial, $14.99), Van Booy’s first full-length novel. The book focuses on Rebecca, who moves to Athens to escape her life back in France; Henry, an English archeology student; and George, an American with an extraordinary gift for ancient languages and a terrible case of alcoholism. The three come together by pure chance, and through their individual relationships and their unique group dynamic, discover love and acceptance despite the terrible tragedy that eventually tears them apart. Angela Maria Williams

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ISBN: 9780061661488
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 5th, 2011