Man or Mango?

Man or Mango? : A Lament

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Eloise and George, a pair of star-crossed lovers...Eloise spends her time avoiding the human race and making lists of damaging encounters and the length of time it takes her to recover from them: 'Speaking to postman: half an hour...Preparing to make phonecall (days) indefinite'. Yet she is also desperately yearning for George, her sometime lover, an American poet embarked on an epic of ice-hockey. Equally besotted, George has pursued Eloise to England. When the two are reunited by chance the results are truly explosive...
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747259054
  • 9780747259053

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'A faultless perfomance... Brilliant comedy' -- Time Out 'Bold, wonderful... I shall read it again' -- Times 'Lucy Ellmann is brilliant... So read it' -- Victoria Glendinning, Literary Review 'Dazzling... Writing of such a high calibre... Flashes of humour and understanding so brilliant' -- Susie Boyt, Independent
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About Lucy Ellmann

Lucy Ellmann is the daughter of Richard Ellmann, biographer of Wilde, and writer Mary Ellmann. Lucy was born in Illinois but moved to England at the age of thirteen when her father came to take up his chair at Oxford. Her first novel, Sweet Desserts, was the winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize, and was followed by Varying Degrees of Hopelessness.
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178 ratings
3.26 out of 5 stars
5 14% (25)
4 31% (55)
3 29% (52)
2 19% (34)
1 7% (12)
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