The Motion of the Body Through Space
From the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin
All her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled – but now that she’s hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. And her previously sedentary husband Remington chooses this precise moment to discover exercise.
As he joins the cult of fitness, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. When he announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, Serenata is sure he’s going to end up injured or dead – but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated.
The story of an obsession, of a marriage, of a betrayal: The Motion Of The Body Through Space is Lionel Shriver at her hilarious, sharp-eyed, audacious best.
Praise for THE MOTION OF THE BODY THROUGH SPACE: 'Enjoyably abrasive... a compelling read... sardonic and elegant' Evening Standard 'Scabrously funny... few authors can be as entertainingly problematic as Shriver' Guardian 'With laugh-out-loud and sad moments, it's a pinpoint-sharp novel' Woman and Home 'Darkly funny... Shriver is so good at making wry observations about human behaviour and this is particularly witty on the dynamics between couples who have been together a long time' Good Housekeeping Praise for Lionel Shriver: 'Shriver is brilliant' The Times 'Shriver has always seemed to be at least a few steps ahead of the rest of us' New York Times 'The go-to novelist for some of the big issues' Daily Mail '[Shriver has] a sharp social eye and a blistering comic streak' New Yorker 'As a writer, Shriver's talents are many: She's especially skilled at playing with readers' reflexes for sympathy and revulsion, never letting us get too comfortable with whatever firm understanding we think we have of a character' Washington Post
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