A Love Story With Characters A Bit Older Than Usual
For some reason, love stories in books and movies almost always deal with people aged 16 to 34 years old. The young and the beautiful. That 35 and up group is usually there for comedic relief.
This is not the case for writer Emma Hooper's new book. She wrote a story to challenge that stigma.
"We don't stop having desires, dreams or motivations once we turn thirty five. We don't have everything figured out either," Hooper says.
The characters at the heart of Hooper's novel,Etta and Otto and Russell and James, are people nearing the end of their life.
Author Emma Hooper grew up in Canada but now is a lecturer at Bath Spa University in England. She’s also a musician, with a solo project called Waitress for the Bees.