The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Themes & Motifs

Joel Dicker
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Life must be about love.

The novel addresses that life is about love. As Harry explains it to Marcus, love is an essential part of life and love must be cherished. Love does not last forever. When it is gone, Harry explains, only tears remain.

Harry and Marcus are in many ways very similar. Both are career-oriented, talented writers. Both are rich, and both are famous. Both struggle with inspiration for a second novel. However, while Harry as a young man was able to recognize and acknowledge his own loneliness and lack of love, Marcus refuses to do so. This is why, when Harry meets Nola, he is amazed to feel completed. Nola herself has had a difficult life because of her psychosis and lack of treatment. To find someone like Harry was earth-shaking for Nola.

Each time Nola thought that she would lose Harry, the emotional...

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