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Book Information: Master Bedroom, the

Master Bedroom, the (2007) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

After more than twenty years in London, Kate Flynn has returned to her hometown in Wales to care for her aging mother. Having cast off her academic career, she is suddenly unmoored, and when she runs into a childhood friend, David Roberts, at a concert, she quickly finds herself falling for him, although she knows she's grasping at anything to fill the sudden emptiness of her life.

For his part, David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks: his wife, Suzie, has begun acting strangely, moving out of their bedroom, neglecting their children, and disappearing for days at a time, and he begins to seek refuge with Kate from the newfound chaos of his life.

David's seventeen-year-old son, Jamie, is also drawn to Kate's eccentricity and her strange, glamorous old house full of books and music and history. As both father and son set about their parallel courtships, Tessa Hadley's intricate, graceful novel explores the tangled web of connections between parents and children, revealing how each generaton replays the stories of the one that came before, in new and sometimes startling patterns.

Original title: The Master Bedroom
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Master Bedroom, the

Master Bedroom, the (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "An elegant, perceptive novel, shot through with deliciously dry wit." Zoe Heller, author of Notes on a Scandal
  • "Her gift as a writer is so considerable that her characters' revelations and predicaments linger in the mind long after her narrative has darted off in other directions." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Warm and involving...Hadley's fiction resembles that of Ann Tyler." Sunday Times (London)
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Master Bedroom, the (July 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 9780805080766
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.06
Pages: 339

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