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    • ISBN:9781472255457
    • Publication date:05 Jan 2018

A Sweet Obscurity

By Patrick Gale

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A bittersweet novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived - 'Gale's talent is undeniable' Guardian

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781472255464
  • Publication date: 26 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: Tinder Press
Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon — Sunday Times
Flawless — TLS
A rich comedy of sexual and familial confusions...a rare and welcome fictional voice — The Times
It amuses, startles and occasionally bewilders. A Sweet Obscurity is worth every minute of your time — Independent
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