T.C. Boyle's "The Love of My Life" (published in March of 2000) has all the makings of a tragic love story. It's modern day Shakespeare. That is to say, the characters are doomed from the get-go--in this case, for being educated kids in an overpopulated world. A short, fascinating read about the stupidity of young love, to make me wonder: Is there an age when one is old enough for true love and all the messy complications it entails?
"The Love of My Life" by T.C. Boyle