Janet Davey The Taxi Queue

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The Taxi Queue

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Third novel from the remarkable novelist whose first book, published when she was nearly fifty, was a critical triumph.
     The Taxi Queue opens with a chance meeting between Abe and Richard in a taxi queue outside Paddington station. Abe is in his early twenties, a time when life is still fluid. Richard is married with two daughters. He and his wife, Vivienne, live in suburban security in Middlesex and attend an evangelical Christian church. Yet Richard's meeting with Abe opens a door he thought he had closed for ever. With Vivienne and the children away on a skiing holiday, he invites Abe into his house -- an impulsive action that will send ripples not only through his own life and that of his wife, but through the fragile existence of Abe's younger sister Kirsty, who is herself unsure what is the best way to 'settle down'.

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JANET DAVEY was born in 1953. She is the author of English Correspondence, which was longlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize, First Aid and The Taxi Queue. She lives in London.

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"Not since Penelope Fitzgerald's pen was stilled has there been so transcendent and workmanlike a novel in English" -- Candia McWilliam "Davey is a beautiful writer" * Financial Times * "[A] skillful handling of words. She is able to create intimacy brilliantly...beautifully observed" * Time Out * "Subtle and challenging...attempts something radical with the fictional form: it eludes novelistic norms in favour of something more like life" * Guardian * "Davey is a deft observer of the inequalities of nature that exist within families" * Daily Telegraph *

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