Life After Life

Life After Life


By (author) Kate Atkinson

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 246mm x 48mm | 787g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316176486
  • ISBN 13: 9780316176484
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 67,514

Product description

"What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? " On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she? Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.

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Author information

Kate Atkinson's first novel, "Behind the Scenes at the Museum," was named the UK's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995. Since then, she has written seven more ground-breaking, bestselling books, most recently "Started Early, Took My Dog. "She lives in Edinburgh.

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"The Blitz segments vibrate with life, as vivid and horrifying as a series of glimpses into a charnel house...The natural exuberance of Atkinson's prose is brought into sharp, precise control. Buried inside "Life After Life" is the best Blitz novel since Sarah Waters's "The Night Watch."" "Steve Donoghue, "The Washington Post"""