Autonomy, n. "I want my books to have their own shelves," you said, and that's how I knew it would be okay to live together. A nameless couple meet, fall in love, move in together, and then the hard work of loving each begins. Told as a series of dictionary entries, The Lover's Dictionary is an intimate portrait of a relationship in all its guises; a compelling, deeply romantic story of two people loving each other: passionately, imperfectly. Through these short entries, Levithan opens an intimate window into the couple's space, giving a name to their everyday struggles, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.
David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy, Are We There Yet? and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn).