Juliet's Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak

Simon and Schuster
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Eat, Pray, Love (from a man’s perspective) meets Under the Tuscan Sun—a fresh, heartwarming story about a man who travels to Verona, where he answers letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet, all in an attempt to understand heartbreak, to heal and to find love again.

In fair Verona where we lay our scene…

When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he does something unusual. He travels to Verona, Italy, to become a scribe of Juliet, Shakespeare’s fictional character, all in an attempt to understand his heartbreak. Once there, he volunteers to answer the thousands of letters that arrive addressed to Juliet, letters sent from lovelorn people all over the world who long to understand the mysteries of the human heart.

Glenn’s journey takes him deep into the charming community of Verona, where he learns the traditions of the townspeople and becomes involved in unravelling the truth behind Romeo and Juliet—Did these star-crossed lovers actually exist? Did they live in Verona? Why have they remained at the forefront of hearts and minds for centuries? And what can they teach us about love? At the same time, we learn about Claire, Glenn’s unrequited love, the source of his heartbreak. Was she truly his soul’s match, or was she, like Rosalind in Shakespeare’s classic play, a mere infatuation who pales in comparison the moment his real Juliet enters his life?

When Glenn returns home to Canada and resumes his duties as a Grade 10 English teacher, he undertakes a lively reading of Romeo and Juliet with his students, engaging them in passions past and present. But in an intriguing reversal of fate and fortune, his students—along with an old friend—instruct the teacher on the true meaning of love, loss, and moving on.

An enthralling tale of modern-day love steeped in the romantic traditions of eras past, this is a memoir that will warm your heart.
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About the author

Glenn Dixon has traveled through more than 75 countries and written for National Geographic, the New York Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Psychology Today. A high-school English teacher for 20 years, he has left that to become a full-time writer. Juliet’s Answer was a #1 Globe and Mail bestseller. He lives in Calgary with his girlfriend. Visit him at glenndixon.ca or follow him on Twitter @Glenn_Dixon.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jan 3, 2017
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781501146473
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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