Description - Between Each Breath by Adam Thorpe
Once England s most promising young composer now living comfortably in Hampstead with his wife Milly, an heiress Jack Middleton is in mid-life decline, his career in free-fall. hen he visits Estonia for a three-week search for inspiration, he falls for a young waitress called Kaja, deeply bound up in the suffering of her country and the joy and danger of its new freedom. They embark on a passionate affair on a lonely island in a time warp. Then it s over. ut of course nothing is ever over. Still childless six years later, Jack and Milly s marriage shows the strain, but they battle on better than most until the past returns with a vengeance. The crisis takes place over a month, against a precise calendar of background events, both minor and major. et in London and Estonia between 1999 and 2005 in the aftermath of the London bombings, as a hot, despondent summer drags on unnaturally into the autumn, Between Each Breath is a rich and often hilarious critique of Blair s Britain- decadent, bewildered, shallow, greedy, but knowing all the right buttons to press; knowing the language of compassion and abusing it. story of love and betrayal, of age and youth, of wealth and
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(197mm x 131mm x 28mm)
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Author Biography - Adam Thorpe
Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956. His first novel, Ulverton, was published in 1992, and he has written five other novels - most recently The Rules of Perspective - two collections of stories and five books of poetry. His latest poetry collection, Birds With a Broken Wing, is also published in May. He lives in France with his wife and three children.