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Description - Conrad & Eleanor by Jane Rogers

'Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating.' Hilary Mantel

'Warm, wise, insightful, sharply observed and beautifully written.' Marina Lewycka, author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

When Conrad fails to return home from a conference one evening, Eleanor's first thought is one of relief. Their marriage has been a sham for over a decade, held together only for their children and by their separate lives in Cambridge. But when she is unable to contact him over the following days, Eleanor begins to worry. Conrad hasn't used his credit card, has left no message; he has just disappeared. As her investigation mounts, secrets from one summer, twenty-five years before, start to reveal themselves, as does Conrad's covert work as a whistleblower, unravelling both of their lives...

Conrad and Eleanor is a sensitive, evocative portrait of estrangement, midlife crisis, and how love in a marriage, pushed to its limit, can endure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781782398233
ISBN-10: 1782398236
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 149mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers has written nine novels, including Mr Wroe's Virgins (which she dramatized as an award-winning BBC drama serial), Her Living Image (which won the Somerset Maugham Award), Island and Promised Lands (which won the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Award). Her most recent novel, The Testament of Jessie Lamb, was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, and won the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her short story collection, Hitting Trees with Sticks, was shortlisted for the 2013 Edgehill Short Story Prize. Jane also writes radio drama and adaptations, and has taught writing to a wide range of students. She is a mentor for Gold Dust (a unique mentoring scheme for writers) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.