Between the Covers welcomes local author and writing teacher Tom Spanbauer to discuss his new novel, I Loved You More.
"I Loved You More," (Hawthorne Books, 2014) is a rich and expansive tale of love, sex, and heartbreak covering twenty-five years. At the heart of the story is a love triangle: two men, one woman. In 1980's New York, Ben forms a bond with his macho friend, Hank, who is straight. Ben is gay but has had occasional relationships with women. Almost a decade later in Portland, Oregon, a now-ill Ben falls for Ruth, his writing student. As Ben has found out with Hank, loving has its limits. Ben introduces Hank to Ruth, and the real trouble starts.
Set against a world of writers and artists, New York’s Lower East Side in the wild eighties, the drab confining Idaho of Ben’s youth, Portland in his middle age, and the many places in between, the complex world revealed in I Loved You More---written in the poisoned, lyrical voice of Ben---is the author’s most complex and wise novel to date."
Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.
His five published novels Faraway Places, The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, In The City Of Shy Hunters, Now Is The Hour, and I Loved You More (Hawthorne Books, April 2014), are notable for their combination of a fresh and lyrical prose style with solid storytelling.