Twenty five years ago Liz, Alix and Esther were leading lights at Cambridge. Now they meet as old friends at a glittering New Year's Eve party to welcome in the 1980s. It is the dawn of the Thatcher era, and Britain is on the brink of great social and political upheaval. How will these three ambitious and confident middle-aged women survive the personal and professional challenges, and the changing values of the next decade? The Radiant Way brilliantly explores their loves, losses, hopes and fears, and the strength of their friendship.
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“Enormous in scope and profound in sympathy, it hits every note from exquisitely trivial detail to ludicrous daily comedy to numbing tragedy. Essential reading!”
“A provocative and hugely entertaining novel.”
– Globe and Mail
“A demanding, risk-taking and rewarding masterpiece.”
“Margaret Drabble is a writer of shining wit and splendid seriousness.”
“Drabble combines the humanity of Alice Munro and the intelligence of Margaret Atwood with her own crystalline wit.”
“ The Radiant Way, with its brave perceptivity and bite, stands as a modern Middlemarch, an ultimately inspiring achievement.”
– Vancouver Province
“A perceptive, contemporary novel.…Drabble has a dry wit and unflinching eye for the ridiculous.…”
– Kitchener-Waterloo Record
“Splendid.… The Radiant Way leaves us profoundly depressed by the ailing condition of England and yet exhilarated by Drabble’s considerable accomplishment in this richly conceived novel.”
– Hamilton Spectator
"Ambitious and artful...Drabble reminds us why we still love to read."
Liz, Alix and Ester have been part of one another's lives since their Cambridge days twenty-five years ago. Liz is a successful psychotherapist, Alix is a wife and mother, still pursuing politics, and Esther is an academic. As we follow them through the next five years we see their world changing around them, and we see each woman confronted with difficult, often painful, truths--about this new world, and more profoundly, about herself within it.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140101683