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The narrow land
The narrow land
Hickey, Christine Dwyer2019
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1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer with Richie and his glamorous but troubled mother. Left to their own devices, the boys meet a couple - the artists Jo and Edward Hopper - and an unlikely friendship is forged. She, volatile, passionate and often irrational, suffers bouts of obsessive sexual jealousy. He, withdrawn and unwell, depressed by his inability to work, becomes besotted by Richie's frail and beautiful Aunt Katherine who has not long to live - an infatuation he shares with young Michael. A novel of loneliness and regret, the legacy of World War II and the ever-changing concept of the American Dream.
Main title:
The narrow land / Christine Dwyer Hickey.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
London : Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd., 2019.©2019
Collation:
370 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Awards:
Winner of the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
ISBN:
9781786496720 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionHICKOnloan - Due: 29 Dec 2020
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