A Kind of Intimacy
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A Kind of Intimacy

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Annie is obese, lonely and hopeful. Armed with self-help books, her cat and a collection of cow-shaped milk jugs, she moves into her new home and sets about getting to know the neighbours, especially the man next door. She ignores her neighbour's inconvenient girlfriend, but it's not quite as easy for Annie to dismiss her own past. As Annie's murky history of violence, secrets and sexual mishaps catches up with her, she cannot see that she has done anything wrong. She's just doing what any good neighbour would do, after all...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 200g
  • Sceptre
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444762974
  • 9781444762976
  • 858,259

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An intense and intriguing novel that never quite lets the reader get comfortable. It understands about the fuzzy boundary between the normal and the strange, and weaves them together in a gripping, ever-darkening narrative * Jenny Diski * who wouldn't kill for a comic gift like Jenn Ashworth's? * Guardian
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About Jenn Ashworth

Jenn Ashworth was born in 1982 in Preston. She studied English at Cambridge and since then has gained an MA from Manchester University, trained as a librarian and run a prison library in Lancashire. She now lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 her second, Cold Light, was published by Sceptre and she was chosen by BBC's The Culture Show as one of the twelve Best New British Novelists. In 2013 her third novel, The Friday Gospels, was published to resounding critical acclaim. She lives in Lancaster with her husband, son and daughter.
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Rating details

1,080 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 27% (291)
4 37% (404)
3 25% (267)
2 8% (88)
1 3% (30)
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