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"A thrilling feat of tragic magic"
Michael Chabon


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 is married to Adrian in the middle of the novel, although in the middle of the ocean she considers a fling with Keith and also with Steve, whom she meets in an automobile, unless it's not the same Allison who meets the Snow Queen in a casino, or the same Steve who meets Eddie in the middle of the forest. . . .

It might sound confusing, but that's love, and as the author -- me -- says, "It is not the nouns. The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done." This novel is about people trying to find love in the ways it is done before the volcano erupts and the miracle ends. Yes, there's a volcano in the novel. In my opinion a volcano automatically makes a story more interesting.

 
Used availability for Daniel Handler's Adverbs


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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Adverbs
Author(s): Daniel Handler
ISBN: 0007181272 / 9780007181278 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Adverbs: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Handler
ISBN: 0060724412 / 9780060724412 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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March 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Adverbs
Author(s): Daniel Handler
ISBN: 000200707X / 9780002007078 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Adverbs
Author(s): Daniel Handler
ISBN: 0060724420 / 9780060724429 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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1994 : UK Paperback
Title: Adverbs
Author(s): Robert H.; Handler, Daniel Fife
ISBN: 000638045X / 9780006380450 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Adverbs
Author(s): Daniel Handler
ISBN: 0007181280 / 9780007181285 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2006 : Australia Paperback
Title: Adverbs
Author(s): Daniel Handler
ISBN: 0732282349 / 9780732282349 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Audio Editions

March 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Adverbs CD
Author(s): Daniel Handler
ISBN: 0061149845 / 9780061149849 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2006 : Audio CD
Title: Adverbs CD: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Handler

Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2006 : Audio CD
Title: Adverbs CD: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Handler; Narrator-Wyman Oliver

Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Adverbs
Author(s): Daniel Handler

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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