Great Wide Open, The

Douglas Kennedy

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Cornerstone

Published: 25-07-2019

£8.99

‘Accomplished…a strangely mesmerising effect…absolutely excellent’ New StatesmanNew York, 1980sAlice Burns – a young book editor – is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life.

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‘Accomplished…a strangely mesmerising effect…absolutely excellent’ New StatesmanNew York, 1980sAlice Burns – a young book editor – is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations within resonate, perhaps, because she has just watched her own family implode.As she reads she wonders: When did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice?Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970s Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan.But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers – how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others.The Great Wide Open is an immensely ambitious and compulsive saga; a novel which will speak volumes to anyone who has marvelled at that pain that can only be caused by family itself.

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Weight 0.405 kg
Dimensions 35 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 592