In a Land of Plenty by Tim Pears

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A remarkable follow-up to Tim Pears' well-received debut novel, "In the Place of Fallen Leaves", this heartbreaking, astonishing novel concerns the coming of age of one British family's children .
 

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Tim Pears is the author of "In the Place of Fallen Leaves," which won Britain's Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and the recipient of a prestigious Lannen Fellowship. He lives in Oxford, England.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Doubleday. 544 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Pears expertly limns the children's conflicting personalities (Robert, perpetually intemperate, is an especially vivid portrayal) and details their complicated relationships with family, friends, and servants--while also focussing, as it were, on the second Freeman son James, who survives a conge...

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There are moments when Pears's talent shines as brightly as it did in his debut, In the Place of Falling Leaves, but this big novel lacks the binding gravity required to unify its satellite plots and

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Eventually, however, the novel focuses on James and his adolescent desire to seek a place in the world amidst increasing alienation from his family.

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