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Back When We Were Grown-ups

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 288 Nombre de pages
When Joe Davitch first saw Rebecca, it was at a party at the Davitch home. Young Rebecca looked to Joe like the girl having more f... Lire la suite
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When Joe Davitch first saw Rebecca, it was at a party at the Davitch home. Young Rebecca looked to Joe like the girl having more fun than anyone in the room and he wanted some of that happiness to spill over onto him, a 33-year-old divorce with three little girls. Is she really this natural-born celebrator, joyous and outgoing?

Préface
From the Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestseller Anne Tyler. Back When We Were Grown-ups is now re-jacketed along with the rest of Tyler's books in striking new backlist style

Auteur
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread and Vinegar Girl.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

Texte du rabat

Anne Tyler masterfully explores issues of love, loss, family and identity as she tells the story of 55 year-old widow Rebecca, who is asking whether she has betrayed her own destiny as she finds herself in the midst of her husband's endlessly gregarious, extended family. "Out of the emotional confusions spawned by dislocated, dysfunctional families, Anne Tyler has produced, yet again, a scintillating comedy of manners" "Sunday Telegraph".



Résumé
One morning, Rebecca wakes up and realises she has turned into the wrong person. Is she really this joyous and outgoing organiser of parties, the put-upon heart of her dead husband's extended family? What happened to her quiet and serious nineteen-year-old self, and what would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart? Can someone ever recover the person they've left behind?

OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD

'She's changed my perception on life' Anna Chancellor

'One of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty

'She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan

'Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve

'My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world' Nick Hornby

'A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks

'Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good' John Updike

'I love Anne Tyler' Anita Brookner

'Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour' Eudora Welty

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Back When We Were Grown-ups
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780099422549
ISBN: 978-0-09-942254-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House UK
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 288
Poids: 210g
Taille: H197mm x B130mm x T20mm
Année: 2002

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