The London Train
Long-listed forthe Orange Prize
Twolives, stretched between two cities, converge in a chance meeting withimmediate and far-reaching consequences in this compelling, sophisticated talefrom acclaimed New Yorker writer Tessa Hadley, author of Accidents inthe Home and The Master Bedroom. As father struggles to reestablisha relationship with his estranged daughter in London, surrendering himself toan underground life of illegal squats and counterculture friendships, a wifedecides she must flee her suffocating marriage to return to Wales, where inCardiff she may rediscover the passions that once fueled her life. Embracingchange and facing loss, in a story evocative of Alice Munro's Runaway andJulia Glass' I See You Everywhere, Hadley's powerful charactersilluminate the furthest reaches of love, hope, and determination.
- Paperback | 324 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
- 24 May 2011
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- New York, NY, United States
- Harper Perennia.
- Illustrations, black and white
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Cora, meanwhile, is running in the opposite direction, back to Cardiff, to the house she has inherited from her parents. She is escaping her marriage, and the constrictions and disappointments of her life in London. But there is a deeper reason why she cannot stay with her decent Civil Service husband--the aftershocks of which she hasn't fully come to terms with herself.
Connecting both stories is the London train, and a chance meeting that will have immediate and far-reaching consequences for both Paul and Cora.