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"Union Street," Pat Barker's first novel, concerns seven neighboring women near a factory in northeast England. Life for these women is trying: some of them are married to alcoholics, some are victims of abuse; one is old and near death, another is still a child but has the experience of an adult; all are struggling to survive. First published in 1982, it was made into the film" Stanley & Iris" by MGM in 1989, starring Robert DeNiro and Jane Fonda "Blow Your House Down," Barker's second novel, also portrays the lives of women in industrial England--but these women are prostitutes, living in a northern England city that is stalked by a vicious, Jack the Ripper-style serial killer who is singling out women with nowhere else to go.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312240899
ISBN-10: 0312240899
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 23mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 15-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pat Barker

Pat Barker is the author of more than a dozen novels, including "Border Crossing." For her highly acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy, she was awarded the "Guardian" fiction prize and the Booker Prize. She lives in England.

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