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Titre : Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Éditeur : St Martin's, NY
Date d'édition : 1996
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good Clipped
Edition : 1st Edition
Type de livre : Book
A bright, tight edition of the author's first novel. DJ is uncut; colorful w/light soil & rubbing from handling. Text is firmly bound, though a crack that forces the book to open up to title page, no break; bump to spine end; pages clean & unmarked throughout. N° de réf. du libraire WS10522
Synopsis : A family saga chronicles a century of life as four generations of Yorkshire women move through two World Wars, coronations, secrets, heartbreak, and happiness, all seen through the eyes of an inimitable narrator named Ruby Lennox. A first novel.
Critique: "I exist!" exclaims Ruby Lennox upon her conception in 1951, setting the tone for this humorous and poignant first novel in which Ruby at once celebrates and mercilessly skewers her middle-class English family. Peppered with tales of flawed family traits passed on from previous generations, Ruby's narrative examines the lives in her disjointed clan, which revolve around the family pet shop. But beneath the antics of her philandering father, her intensely irritable mother, her overly emotional sisters, and a gaggle of eccentric relatives are darker secrets--including an odd "feeling of something long forgotten"--that will haunt Ruby for the rest of her life. Kate Atkinson earned a Whitbread Prize in 1995 for this fine first effort.
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