The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

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The new novel from the Orange Prize winning author of We Need to Talk About KevinIt all hinges on one kiss. Whether Irina McGovern does or does not lean in to a specific pair of lips in London will determine whether she stays with her disciplined, intellectual partner Lawrence or runs off with Ramsey, a hard-living snooker player. Using a parallel universe structure, we follow Irina"s life as it unfolds under the influence of two drastically different men. Lawrence is Irina"s partner of nearly ten years. Ramsey is the ex-husband of a sometime friend, a once-a-year acquaintance to whom Irina has never paid a great deal of attention. Where Lawrence is supportive and devoted; Ramsey is flighty and spontaneous. Lawrence is emotionally withdrawn to the point of repression; Ramsey is fiery and passionate, but volatile. The contrasts between the two men have ramifications for Irina"s relationships with friends and family, for her career as an illustrator, and more importantly, for the texture of her daily life. This love is about trade-offs. Both men in Irina"s dual future are worthy of her affection but deeply flawed. The answer is that there is no perfect answer: one of the things that draws us to our mates is what is wrong with them. The Post-Birthday World is written with all the subtlety, perceptiveness and drama that made We Need to Talk About Kevin an international bestseller.

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The Post-Birthday World has been called one of the best books about love ever written, but this superlative accolade almost does an injustice to the textured layers of irony Shriver achieves in this early 21st century love triangle that revolves around Irina McGovern, a Russian American beauty who illustrates children's books while living in London with her partner, Lawrence Trainer /5().

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Post-Birthday World Book Summary and Study Guide. Lionel Shriver Booklist Lionel Shriver Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Post-Birthday World; The love triangle of Irina McGovern follows two parallel directions, one with a world-famous snooker player, and the other her longtime intellectual partner and mate.

The Post-Birthday World is the author's eighth novel and, I suspect, her most : Carrie O'grady. Book Summary. Using a playful parallel-universe structure,The Post-Birthday World follows one woman's future as it unfolds under the influence of two drastically different men.

THE POST-BIRTHDAY WORLD is a long novel, with lengthy chapters, bursting with insight, humor and British slang. (After finishing the book I heard the author say in an interview that one gets two novels for the price of one.) Irina and Ramsey have great sex and spectacular "rows.".

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The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format/5. The Post-Birthday World has been called one of the best books about love ever written, but this superlative accolade almost does an injustice to the textured layers of irony Shriver achieves in this early 21st century love triangle that revolves around Irina McGovern, a Russian American beauty who illustrates children's books while living in London with her partner, Lawrence /5().

Lionel Shriver's novels include the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York/5(40). In this eagerly awaited new novel, Lionel Shriver, the Orange Prize-winning author of the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, delivers an imaginative and entertaining look at the implications, large and small, of whom we choose to love.

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ISBN Summary In this eagerly awaited new novel, Lionel Shriver, the Orange Prize-winning author of the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, delivers an imaginative and entertaining look at the implications, large and small, of whom we choose to love.

The post-birthday world. [Lionel Shriver] -- A tale told from the parallel perspectives of two possible timelines considers the life of American expatriate Irina McGovern, who in one reality stays faithful to her disciplined American.

The Post-Birthday World. by Lionel Shriver. HarperCollins £15, pp Like most people, I only became aware of Lionel Shriver when her novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, was shortlisted for Author: Rachel Cooke. In The Post-Birthday World, we get to see Irina lead two very different lives based on a choice she makes between two you ever wondered what your life would be like had you chosen a different path.

In each universe that Irina inhabits, she is drawn to the man she let go. Post-Birthday World is a challenging and completely engaging story of a woman faced with a critical life choice at a critical moment and Shriver takes us down both paths the woman could have chosen.

Structurally, Post-Birthday world puts Shriver in good company with those other narrative benders, Egan and David Mitchell, but Shriver breathes such life and depth into her.

A layered and unflinching portrait of infidelity—with a narrative appropriately split in two. In the opening chapter, Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin,etc.) introduces three people suffering mid-life crises in lates London: Irena, a children’s book illustrator; her longtime romantic partner, Lawrence, a researcher at a political think tank; and Ramsey, a wealthy Author: Lionel Shriver.

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The Post-Birthday World A Novel. Lionel Shriver. 29 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. American children's book illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a secure, settled life in London with her smart, loyal, disciplined partner, Lawrence—until the night she finds herself inexplicably drawn to kissing another man, a passionate /5(29).

Lionel Shriver's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the Orange Prize and has now sold over a million copies worldwide.

Earlier books include Double Fault, A Perfectly Good Family, and Checker and the Derailleurs/5(35). In the case of Lionel Shriver's engaging new novel, "The Post-Birthday World," Irina McGovern discovers herself torn between two men: her serious, responsible and boring partner, Lawrence, a.

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The Post-Birthday World is an unflinching account of the choices that unfold before us and what our decisions really mean.

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The Post-Birthday World offers a thoughtful and highly entertaining look at the implications, large and small, of who we choose to love. Russian-American Irena is a book illustrator who lives in London with her long-term boyfriend Lawrence, also from the USA, who works for a prestigious but dull "think tank".

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We chose this book for our book club read as 4 of us had read the Kevin book which we thought was well written and a good read. We wanted to read more of Shriver and chose The Post-Birthday World, all 6 people disliked it, we found the characters flakey and the story line poor/5().

Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About journalism has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

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