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Thursday, 19 January, 2017 - 19:30 - 21:30
Jung-gu (Location details given upon RSVP)
Members Free, Non-members 5,000 KRW

The long-awaited and beguiling second novel from Alain de Botton that tracks the beautifully
complicated arc of a romantic partnership, from the internationally bestselling author of 
On Love and How Proust Can Change Your Life.

We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? 
In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children—
but no long-term relationship is as simple as “happily ever after.”The Course of Love is a 
novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, 
and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. You 
experience, along with Rabih and Kirsten, the first flush of infatuation, the effortlessness of 
falling into romantic love, and the course of life thereafter. Interwoven with their story and 
its challenges is an overlay of philosophy—an annotation and a guide to what we are reading.

This is a romantic novel in the true sense, one interested in exploring how love can survive
 and thrive in the long term. The result is a sensory experience—fictional, philosophical, 
psychological—that urges us to identify deeply with these characters, and to reflect on his and
her own experiences in love. Fresh, visceral, and utterly compelling, The Course of Love is a 

provocative and life-affirming novel for everyone who believes in love.

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