A novel from the Booker-Prize winning author Stanley Middleton. Rejacketed and reissued in Windmill.
Mary and David Blackwell are content in their marriage but when Mary, a talented opera singer, is offered the chance to sing in America, everything changes. David, a music teacher and amateur cellist, is left behind in England and, when he suddenly stops hearing from her, he must decide how to carry on and what to do.
· "It is a very, very long time since any book made me physically cry. But Stanley Middleton's Valley of Decision did just that, twice... The story is simple... Anyone, well almost anyone, could write that story... But only Mr Middleton could turn it into something approaching a small masterpiece.' --Martyn Goff, Daily Telegraph
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STANLEY MIDDLETON was born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire in 1919. He published his first novel, A Short Answer, in 1958 and went on to publish 45 novels in a career spanning fifty years. He was joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974 with Holiday. Stanley Middleton died in July 2009.Review:
"Middleton is a born writer; unpretentious, discerning, intelligent, and virtually incapable of writing a duff sentence. He is the Chekhov of suburbia; I recommend him." -- James Runcie * Daily Telegraph * "As ever with Middleton, the content is quiet and undramatic but the treatment makes it highly readable... there is never a dull moment." * Sunday Times * "Enlivening and heartening." * Times Literary Supplement * "A sharp and faithful picture of middle-class provincial life." * New Statesman *
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Book Description Windmill Books, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000093673
Book Description Windmill Books, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 208 pages. 7.50x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099591960