A Little Stranger

A Little Stranger

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There is nothing wrong with Fran. There is nothing wrong with her marriage to Nick; they've been married for more than a dozen years, since they were eighteen. There is nothing wrong with her little boy Louis; he has good health and a sweet nature. They all live together in their little London flat, And then one day, Fran walks away. While Nick is left on his own, struggling to cope with Louis while running his own restaurant. Meanwhile the novel moves from London to Las Vegas, back to London and then on to Vancouver, as Fran embarks on a search for her own mother, Iren! "A Little Stranger" explores the pressures that come to bear on the modern nuclear family. It's about how to be a good parent; how to escape your parents, and find them once again; how to grieve; and, most importantly, how to be happy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 18mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852429143
  • 9781852429140
  • 1,910,276

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"'A Little Stranger ought to be required reading for anyone contemplating parenthood' The Globe and Mall"show more

About Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger was born in Canada, and moved to London in 1982 where she still lives. She is the author of Tiny Lies, a collection of short stories, and the novels When the Monster Dies and Weird Sister. She is the editor of the short story collection, Border Lines, and a compendium, A Gambling Box. She collaborated with Jane Campion on the novel of the film The Piano, and has written for film, television and radio. She has been a writer in residence in an arts centre, a prison and a university.show more

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104 ratings
3.13 out of 5 stars
5 7% (7)
4 28% (29)
3 43% (45)
2 16% (17)
1 6% (6)
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