Publication Date: 26/07/2018 ISBN: 9781472255464 Category:

A Sweet Obscurity

Patrick Gale

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication Date: 26/07/2018 ISBN: 9781472255464 Category:
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Description

Bittersweet and startling, A SWEET OBSCURITY is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived.

‘Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon’ Sunday Times

Since her mother’s death, nine year old Dido has been living with her eccentric aunt, acting as peacekeeper between Eliza, her estranged husband Giles and his girlfriend. They are each cruelly burdened in different ways. Chance draws them down to Cornwall, where a country idyll offers to lighten their urban cares. Eliza falls in love with local farmer, Pearce, an event that causes the four adults to re-assess their lives, with some painful and unforeseen consequences for adults and child alike.

Publisher Review

It amuses, startles and occasionally bewilders. A Sweet Obscurity is worth every minute of your time * Independent * A rich comedy of sexual and familial confusions...a rare and welcome fictional voice * The Times * Flawless * TLS * Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon * Sunday Times *

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