A Novel

Hardcover, 288 pages

English language

Published April 11, 2006 by Ecco.

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Hello. I am Daniel Handler, the author of this book. Did you know that authors often write the summaries that appear on their book's dust jacket? You might want to think about that the next time you read something like, "A dazzling page-turner, this novel shows an internationally acclaimed storyteller at the height of his astonishing powers."

"Adverbs" is a novel about love -- a bunch of different people, in and out of different kinds of love. At the start of the novel, Andrea is in love with David -- or maybe it's Joe -- who instead falls in love with Peter in a taxi. At the end of the novel, it's Joe who's in the taxi, falling in love with Andrea, although it might not be Andrea, or in any case it might not be the same Andrea, as Andrea is a very common name. So is Allison, who …

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  • Romance - Contemporary
  • American Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors +
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - General
  • Romance: Modern
  • Literary
  • Fiction / General
  • Love
  • Love stories
  • New York (N.Y.)