Our Best Love Story traces the end of a romance as an unnamed narrator wanders the streets of his city, attempting to endure his new solitude, taking refuge in remembered places and imagined companions. Told in a series of fragments, the novel wrestles powerfully but playfully with its own obligation to craft a satisfying story of love’s formation, its decay, and its eventual end. Ultimately, Levi’s novel asks readers to consider whether books, stories, reading, writing, the artificial life and companionship found in literature, can ever truly form an adequate response to the inescapable fact of human solitude.
Born in 1957, Mario Levi graduated from the University of Istanbul Faculty of Literature in 1980 with a degree in French language and literature. He has published two story collections and four novels. In addition to being a writer, he has worked as a French teacher, an importer, a journalist, a radio programmer, and a copywriter. He currently lectures at Yeditepe University.