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Therapy (1996) [Novel]
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Summary :

A dazzling, compassionate comedy of midlife crisis.

By all appearances, Laurence Passmore is sitting pretty. True, he is almost bald and his nickname is "Tubby," but the TV sitcom he writes keeps the money coming in, he has an exclusive house in Rummidge, a state-of-the-art car, a vigorous sex life with his wife of thirty years, a flat in London, and a platonic mistress to talk shop with. What money can't buy, and his many therapists can't deliver, is contentment. It's not the trouble behind the scenes of his TV show that's bugging him or even the persistent pain in his knee; it's this deeper, nameless unease. Is it a spiritual crisis or just one of the midlife variety?

Tubby's quest for the source of it will lead him into an obsession with Kirkegaard, brushes with the police, gossip-column notoriety, and strange beds and bedrooms worldwide.

Original title: Therapy
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor

Edition #1: Therapy

Therapy (1996)
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Language: English

  • "A quirky and enchanting tale...Therapy springs open like a brightly colored Chinese puzzle box, to become a funny and often touching meditation on faith, redemption, and existential doubt" Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
  • "A fairly dazzling comedy...Lodge has pitted the insufferable banalities of ordinary life against the imponderable shadows of Kierkegaard." The Boston Globe
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Therapy (1996)

ISBN: 0786205563

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