God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
 

About Jane Gardam

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Jane Gardam is the only author to have twice been awarded Britain’s prestigious Costa (formerly Whitbread) Award for Best Novel. She was also a Booker prize finalist. Her novel The Man in the Wooden Hat was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize and Old Filth was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in the south of England near the sea.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Europa Editions. 210 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Elinor, now much more self-confident than the shy working-class girl who adored Charles, flees from her husband to the Frayling siblings, but Charles has long since realized he’s not really interested in sex of any kind.

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But it’s Lydia who does the saving — happily — of Margaret and her mother and even, perhaps, of Mr. Marsh himself.

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American readers first turned on to Gardam via Old Filth are in for a surprise with the witty though decidedly more serious story of Margaret Marsh, who comes of age in interwar England.

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“He and his wife were members of the Primal Saints and most of their free time was spent in the local Primal Hall down Turner Street — a very nasty street of plum and sandstone and silence.” Yet Margaret loves her father and has applied her considerable intelligence to acquiring a prodigious know...

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Publisher: Europa Editions Product Description During one glorious summer between the wars, the realities of life and the sexual ritual dance of the adult world creep into the life of young Margaret Marsh.

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