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Publisher's Summary

Five women attempt the impossible - to love, to be strong and to stay true to themselves.

Bookseller Paula has lost a child and a husband. Where will she find her happiness? 

Fiercely independent Judith thinks more of horses than men, but that doesn't stop her looking for love online. 

Brida is a writer with no time to write, until she faces a choice between her work and her family. 

Abandoned by the 'perfect' man, Malika struggles for recognition from her parents. 

Her sister Jorinde, an actor, is pregnant for a third time, but how can she provide for her family alone?

Love in Five Acts explores what is left to five women when they have fulfilled their roles as wives, mothers, friends, lovers, sisters and daughters. As teenagers they experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall, but freedom brings with it another form of pressure: the pressure of choice.

Punchy and entirely of the moment, Love in Five Acts engages head-on with what it is to be a woman in the 21st century.

©2021 Jamie Bulloch, Diogenes Verlag AG Zurich (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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