Common Ground by Andrew Cowan

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With his wife, Jane, pregnant, Ashley must resign himself to impending fatherhood and decide whether to assume the values of his parents or shun society like his brother, in a poignant, witty story by the award-winning author of Pig.

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Andrew Cowan was born in Corby, Northamptonshire in 1960, and was educated at the University of East Anglia. His acclaimed first novel, Pig (1994), won a Betty Trask Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award. His second novel, Common Ground, was published in 1996. Crustaceans (2000), is the story of a man struggling to come to terms with the deaths of both his son and his mother. Andrew Cowan lives in East Anglia. His latest novel is What I Know (2005).
Published May 13, 1996 by Michael Joseph Ltd. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Life's been looking pretty dreary to Ashley Brook, the unlikely hero of this wry, searching second novel from Scotland native Cowan (whose first novel, Pig, won the Sunday Times Young Writers Award).

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