Three generations of woman, each determined in her own way to successfully combine relationships, children and domesticity with a sense of freedom, thereby avoiding what each sees as the traps of the previous generation.
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An insightful and poignant story of three generations of women in one family, spanning five decades of extraordinary change in women's lives. Each new generation is sure it can correct the mistakes of its parents and have a better life.
From the Hardcover edition.About the Author:
TESSA HADLEY is the author of four highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All Right, The Master Bedroom and The London Train, and one previous collection of stories, Sunstroke. She lives in Cardiff and teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, Granta and other magazines.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 2004. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st. 2004 Hardcover book in dust jacket, 1st edition . BRAND NEW from 2004 publisher . Never opened, Never owned, Never marked . Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve . Excellent Gift Giving quality . 436 pages . A fascinating family epic, with intertwined tales of the lives of three generations of English women, over four decades of social and political change . After her father is killed in the second world war, young teen Joyce's widowed mother takes them to live with aunt Vera, a formidable teacher neglected by her handsome but unfaithful husband . Joyce watches the two sisters - her aunt's unbending dedication to lthe life of the mind, her mother worn down by housework - and thinks that each of them is powerless in her own way . For Joyce, art - and art school - provides an escape route . She falls in love with one of her teachers, a talented painter. When she marries and has children, she is determined to manage her relationship with a new freedom, and to save herself from the mistakes of the previous generation . But her daughter Zoe, growing up, comes to see Joyce as a bourgeois housewife, limited by domesticity . When Zoe has a baby of her own, she wants to combine motherhood with an engagement in the wider world of politics and thought . Author's second novel . " Everything Will Be All Right " . by Tessa Hadley . published by Jonathan Cape, London 2004 Hardcover book in Dustjacket First Edition . *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide, since 1965 *** 6 x 8-1/2 x 1-1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 6100
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224071742