Alain de Botton to Release New Novel in April

British author and philosopher Alain de Botton. (Photo courtesy of Alain de Botton)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 10:39 AM February 09, 2016
Category : Life & Style, Arts & Culture

Jakarta. British author and philosopher Alain de Botton announced through a Twitter post last Thursday (04/02) that he will release a new novel about modern relationships in April.

Titled "The Course of Love," the book will be a sequel to his bestselling debut "Essays in Love," which was first published twenty years ago.

According to the book's synopsis on Amazon, "The Course of Love" will answer the question of "What does it mean to live happily ever after?" through the lens of its two married characters, Rabih and Kirsten.

"From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and how to survive them," the synopsis says.

De Botton has previously written various nonfiction modern philosophy books touching on topics such as religion, travel, architecture and literature. His latest book, "The News: A User's Manual," was published in 2014

He also started and helps run The School of Life in London, which is dedicated to a new vision of education.

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