From the Booker-Prize-winning author of Holiday. Rejacketed and reissued by Windmill to mark the 40th anniversary of Middleton's Booker Prize win.
A brother and sister -- Bernard is at college, Mary is still at school -- are struggling with their own young lives and loves, near the end of one beautiful summer. At the same time, their mother Ivy is dying from cancer whilst their father, a simple and dignified man, is barely coping. A family faces fundamental changes, together and apart.
"This humane book digs patiently beneath the surface of ordinary lives to the rock of universal truths." --Sunday Times
"Stanley Middleton, once dubbed 'The Chekhov of suburbia', is to the Midlands suburb what Anne Tyler is to the Midwest picket fence. His careful writing creates an always precise and often unnerving picture of reality." --The Times
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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:
"He illuminates the important matters beneath the surface that ordinary people feel but rarely talk about" -- Philip Howard "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 "Middleton contrasts claustrophobic middle-class respectability with a certain sexy dangerous Gothic Nottingham atmosphere." Daily Mail "Middleton is concerned with what goes on below the surface of lives, what people feel, dream about, hope for, resent, fear - all the things that in real life may be kept hidden... Anyone coming to Middleton afresh has a real treat in store." -- Allan Massie Scotsman
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