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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Anita Brookner was born in London and, apart from several years in Paris, has lived there ever since. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988. Leaving Home is her twenty-third novel.From AudioFile:
Joanna David certainly has the right cultured British accent to read one of Anita Brookner' signature tales of love, loss, and solitude. Thankfully, in addition to the perfect accent, David possesses a firm delivery and well-modulated voice that fortify the listener. Brookner's novels have a dreamy quality and often seem devoid of dialogue; and however fascinating her investigations of the heart, the reflective passages risk dragging, even for the most devoted fan. But David reads purposefully and crisply, keeping both characters and listeners going forward. She also subtly varies her pacing, which enlivens the writing almost as dialogue would and helps keep listeners attuned to the story's themes. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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