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A Sweet Obscurity

A Sweet Obscurity

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 26th July 2018

Price: £21.99

ISBN-13: 9781472255730

Reviews

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