By (author) A. L. Kennedy
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Paradise by A. L. Kennedy
Book DescriptionAlmost forty and with nothing to show for it, Hannah Luckraft is starting to notice that her lifestyle is not entirely sustainable: her subconscious is turning against her, her soul is a little unwell. Her family is wounded, her friends are odd, her body is not as reliable as it once was and her drinking is frankly out of hand. Robert, a dissolute dentist, appears to offer a love she can understand, but he may only be one more symptom of the problem she must cure. From the north-east of Scotland to Dublin, from London to Montreal, to Budapest and onwards, Hannah travels in search of the ultimate altered state: the one where she can be happy - her paradise. Paradise is a compelling examination of failure that is also a comic triumph, a novel of dark extremes that is full of the most ravishing lyrical beauty.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099433491
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Almost forty and with nothing to show for it, Hannah Luckraft is starting to realise that her lifestyle is not sustainable. Her soul is unwell, her family is wounded, her friends are odd, her body is unreliable and her drinking is out of control.
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Author Biography - A. L. Kennedy
A. L. Kennedy is the author of five previous novels - including 2007 Costa Book of the Year, Day, and her latest work, The Blue Book - two books of non-fiction, and five collections of short stories. She has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards. She lives in Glasgow and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University.
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