Author(s): Hugh Mackay
Richard and Freya are, on the surface, a perfect couple. He has a thriving architectural practice; she plays the violin like an angel. They live in a beautiful home. They seem respectful and caring of one another. They should be happier than they are. Adapting the musical 'theme-and-variations' structure to the written word, Hugh Mackay constructs a novel of stunning originality. The Question of Love is both a sympathetic examination of a marriage and a nuanced exposition of the complexities and contradictions of human love. Starkly observed, beautifully written and intricately plotted, The Question of Love explores the myriad ways we resist the terrible beauty of true intimacy.