At twenty-six, Emma Roberts comes to the painful realization that if she is ever to become truly independent, she must leave her comfortable London flat and venture into the wider world. This entails not only breaking free from a claustrophobic relationship with her mother, but also shedding her inherited tendency toward melancholy. Once settled in a small Paris hotel, Emma befriends Fran?oise Desnoyers, a vibrant young woman who offers Emma a glimpse into a turbulent life so different from her own. In this exquisite new novel of self-discovery, Booker Prize-winner Anita Brookner addresses one of the great dramas of our lives: growing up and leaving home.
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`Enthralling ... so beautifully observed ... as captivating as any thriller' Marie Claire
`Spare and devastating, powerful. Brookner is an unflinching novelist who writes beautifully and fearlessly' Independent
`Elegiac ... its magnificent final sentence is among the most moving of Brooknerian conclusions' New Statesman
`Clever and elegant' Sunday Times
`Brookner is brilliant ... readers will not be disappointed. Her women are very real, more recognizable and more human than any obviously loveable character could hope to be' Sunday Herald
`So well done - so carefully is the novel wrought - that reading it offers deep and enduring pleasure' ScotsmanAbout the Author:
Anita Brookner was born in London in 1928. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988. She lives in SW10. Leaving Home is her 23rd novel.
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