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The Outcast

Jones, Sadie

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ISBN 10: 0701181753 / ISBN 13: 9780701181758
Edité par Chatto & Windus, 2008
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The debut novel by this London author, the story of a straight-out-of-jail nineteen-year-old man whose return to his home in the South of England will trigger the implosion of his family and a whole community. Winner of the Costa (Whitbread) First Novel Award. Fine/Fine. Signed by Jones on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 9798

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Titre : The Outcast

Éditeur : Chatto & Windus

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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A mesmerizing portrait of 1950s hypocrisy and unexpected love, from a powerful new voice

It is 1957, and Lewis Aldridge, straight out of prison, is journeying back to his home in Waterford, a suburban town outside London. He is nineteen years old, and his return will have dramatic consequences not just for his family, but for the whole community.

A decade earlier, his father's homecoming has a very different effect. The war is over and Gilbert has been demobilized. He reverts easily to suburban life—cocktails at six-thirty, church on Sundays—but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her.

Not far away, Kit Carmichael keeps watch. She has always understood more than most, not least from what she is dealt by her own father's hand. Lewis's grief and burgeoning rage are all too plain, and Kit makes a private vow to help. But in her attempts to set them both free, she fails to foresee the painful and horrifying secrets that must first be forced into the open.

In this brilliant debut, Sadie Jones tells the story of a boy who refuses to accept the polite lies of a tightly knit community that rejects love in favor of appearances. Written with nail-biting suspense and cinematic pacing, The Outcast is an emotionally powerful evocation of postwar provincial English society and a remarkably uplifting testament to the redemptive powers of love and understanding.

About the Author:

Sadie Jones was born and brought up in London, where she now lives with her husband and two children.

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