God on the Rocks

God on the Rocks

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It is with great pleasure that Europa Editions makes this Booker Prize short-listed novel newly available to the legions of Gardam fans. Originally published in Great Britain in 1978, the novel describes Margaret Marsh¹s coming of age one summer between the world wars. Caught in the backwash of a fervently religious father, a mother bitterly nostalgic for what might have been, the tea and sympathy of some thoroughly secular neighbors and the bawdy jokes of her nanny Lydia, Margaret's world hurtles towards a shattering moment of truth. Drama, tragedy and a touch of farce lend themselves to Gardam¹s typically eloquent prose. With subtlety and precision, God on the Rocks provides an intimate portrait of the tensions that divide men and women, present and past, and the love and sorrow that lingers throughout. Jane Gardam's reputation in the United States has been greatly enlarged by the critical acclaim and commercial success garnered by her latest novels, last year's Man in the Wooden Hat and her masterpiece Old Filth. Now, newcomers and fans alike can enjoy the pleasure of the splendid writing that established Gardam's considerable canon some four decades ago.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 195 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 136.08g
  • Europa Editions
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1933372761
  • 9781933372761
  • 584,336

About Jane Gardam

Jane Gardam has twice won the Whitbread Award, for The Hollow Land, and Queen of the Tambourine. She is also the author of God on the Rocks, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and most recently, Faith Fox.show more

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4 41% (400)
3 30% (292)
2 6% (60)
1 3% (25)
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