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Set on a series of subsequent St. Swithin's Days over the course of two decades, ONE DAY follows the topsy-turvy but always witty friendship and sometimes love affair of hard-working, long-suffering Em and raffish, womanizing, semi-celebrity Dex. A wickedly witty writer, David Nicholls fills the pages with sly one-liners and acid banter, but what makes ONE DAY stand above the average comedy is its deep understanding of how love is teased and tortured by its deadly enemy, life. The fast-forward conceit is marvelously executed, allowing the reader to relish the immediacy of the moment while simultaneously witnessing Em and Dex's lives unfold in surprising ways. A bestseller in the UK, and probable future film, ONE DAY provides world-class humor and entertainment while hinting at the expanding depths of Nicholls's literary powers. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.
Falling in love on the eve of their 1988 college graduations, Dexter and Emma embark on a heady relationship marked throughout subsequent decades by their disparate personalities, conflicts and misconceptions, in a tale told on the anniversaries of the day they met. Original.
Number of Pages: 437
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Love + Relationships + Sex, Love + Laughter
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Publisher: Vintage Books
Author: David Nicholls
Street Date: June 15, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5005
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