Front Street:
 an imprint of
Boyds Mills Press

November 2008 2008

$16.95 US

118p hc

ISBN: 978-1590784723

fp in Sweden in 2006

I Need You More Than I Love You And I Love You To Bits

Gunnar Ardelius

from the book...

When Morris meets Betty, love is unavoidable. Morris feels as if Betty can see everything he's thinking. Betty believes Morris understands her like no one ever before. She tells him everything, even about the dried-up worm that she saw on the sidewalk on the way to school. But sometimes the darkness closes in on Morris. His father is bipolar, and his mother is always talking about dreams and poetry and her new boyfriend. Morris begins to wonder if crazy people are drawn to each other. As their love grows, it almost consumes them. Soon it's as if they are always trying to escape themselves until they ask, "How do you know when it's over?"

In short prose passages, we follow the course of a passionate first love. A confident debut written in a surprising form, which gives the story intelligence and depth.

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