Fall Love is a tragicomedy of love and friendship, an allegory of innocence and experience, and a novel of manners. It is the story of Althea, Jeanne, Paul, and Bryce, all in their twenties, living in New York City.
Friends since childhood, Althea and Jeanne are a study in contrasts, as are the lovers Paul and Bryce. The novel takes place over five months, from August, 1980, to New Year’s Day, 1981. Fall Love depicts a love triangle, which is actually a quadrangle with a missing link. The characters love unequally.
They experience vulnerabilities they hadn’t imagined. The women’s friendship suffers, as does the men’s love. Each character experiences a fall which is actual as well as metaphysical; the damage is unequal, as is the love.
With vivid descriptions of time and place, the novel chronicles the lives of Althea, Jeanne, Paul, and Bryce, as they undergo trials, experience revelations, and are affected by chance, luck, or fate.
As we learn about their ambitions, triumphs, and defeats, Fall Love explores their inner lives and their struggles to let go of the unattainable and accept the possible.For another web site featuring Anne Whitehouse ́s poetry, please click on link text