The Other Love Stories might be regarded as a modular novel. Its eleven sequences can function both as self-contained prose pieces and as episodes in a single narrative, whose central theme is failed love. This failure can unfold at a number of levels, with each "story" bringing with it an additional nuance, an additional idea to give shape to the whole. In the book, two central characters pass from one sequence to the next, namely the character of the narrator, who is a journalist for a local newspaper, and his wife. Their story takes shape not only by means of narratives from various periods in the narrator's life (childhood, adolescence, the present), but also in the tales of secondary characters, in which the narrator is involved in one way or another. One after the other and in surprising ways, all these sequences provide various angles from which love can be viewed, while failure, an idea that insinuates itself at the close of the volume, demands that each separate story and each choice made at one time or another by the central character should be re-evaluated. One of the sequences of the book, entitled "Goose Chase," was published in the acclaimed American anthology Best European Fiction – 2011, ed. by Aleksandar Hemon.
"The Other Love Stories, I should say from the outset, is a splendid book, one of the most beautiful books I have read for a while, and it will probably one of the most remarkable books to be published this year, a year which has barely just begun. All in all, it is a book with a broad variety of stylistic registers, which speaks about love, in other words (also) about death, growing old, childhood, and illusions”-Adina DINIŢOIU, Observator cultural
“Lucian Dan Teodorovici is an excellent teller of atmospheric tales. The tales from childhood are all extraordinary and I don’t think there is any other contemporary writer with a better grasp of childhood and its mixture of curiosity, candour and fear. The Other Love Stories is, up to now, Lucian Dan Teodorovici’s best book.” -Marius CHIVU, Dilema veche
“We find ourselves in the midst of a sentimental dialectic, one that is remarkably conducted and contoured, using successive brushstrokes, by the prose writer. Because I have read all his books, I can compare them and say that this is the most mature and the most artistically accomplished.” -Daniel CRISTEA-ENACHE, România literară
“The Other Love Stories is an admirable book, which marks a moment of grace in our current literature.” -Antonio PATRAŞ