Middleton, Stanley Sterner Stuff

ISBN 13: 9780091797294

Sterner Stuff

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9780091797294: Sterner Stuff

Frank Montgomery is in T.S. Eliot's 'middle way', Principal of an art college, coping with an aging father and a mother in law on the dark descent into Alzheimer's. His marriage is strong, his relationships supportive - but in one way Frank is extraordinary: he is being talked of as a major figure in British art, a figurative painter of national reputation with commissions beckoning right up to royalty. As he struggles to live the good life and to create, he is much concerned by issues in both work and life: is it better to do new things, or old things perfectly?

In this novel, Frank's values are put to the test.

Once again Stanley Middleton dissects middle England with his sharp but healing scalpel, and in the process he explores family life, generational change, and the true nature of art through the complexities, pains and joys of its creation.

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'Stanley Middleton, once dubbed "The Chekhov of Suburbia", is to the Midlands suburb what Anne Tyler is to the Midwest picket fence.' The Times

About the Author:

Stanley Middleton was joint winner of the Booker Prize with his novel Holiday. He lives in Nottingham, where most of his novels are set. Sterner Stuff is his forty-second book.

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Middleton, Stanley
Published by Random House UK (2005)
ISBN 10: 0091797292 ISBN 13: 9780091797294
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Book Description Random House UK, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091797292

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