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Opposed Positions


Συγγραφέας: Riley Gwendoline
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224094238
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 240
Διαστάσεις: 22x3x14
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Opposed Positions"

At thirty, Aislinn Kelly is an occasional novelist with a near-morbid attunement to the motives of those around her. Isolated, restless and stuck, she decamps to America - a default recourse - this time to an attic room in Indianapolis, to attempt once again the definitive act of self-salvage. There are sharp memories to contend with as the summer heats up, and not least regarding her family history, now revealed as so botched and pitiful it seems it might yet cancel her out. She's spent years evading the attentions of her unstable, bullying father, only to find her mother now cowering in a second rancid marriage. There are also friendships lost or ailing: with bibulous playwright Karl, sly poet Erwin, depressed bookshop-wallah Bronagh, and Aislinn's best friend Cathy, who has recently found God... Finally her thoughts turn to her last encounter with Jim Schmidt, a man she's loved for ten years, hasn't seen for five, yet still has to consider her opposite number in life. Opposed Positions is a startlingly frank novel about the human predicament, about love and its substitutes, disgraceful or otherwise. Some of these people want to be free - of themselves, of each other - and some have darker imperatives. Wry, shocking, perfectly observed and utterly heart-breaking, the novel moves towards its troubling conclusion: a painful appreciation of what it is we've come from, and what we might be heading for.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Riley Gwendoline
ISBN: 9780224094238
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 15/05/2012
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 240
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 366 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x3x14 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

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