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Título: Daughters of Jerusalem
Editorial: Picador, London, UK
Año de publicación: 2003
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition
This is a true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page. A great copy of the author's acclaimed second novel, a powerful love story, set in Oxford. By the author of 'Love in Idleness' and the Orange Prize shortlisted 'When We Were Bad'. Her 2013 novel 'Almost Engish' was longlisted for the Booker Prize. There is a tiny amount of shelfwear to the jacket, and a slight forward-lean to the book block. Not price-clipped, and with no inscriptions or marks. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000986
Sinopsis: She is sick of this - the sooty castles of the Banbury Road...She is sick of navyblue corduroy, Gothic arches, famous fig trees, shabby dons' wives, cellars, rivers, genius children, stuttering and gold leaf. It is your fault, she thinks, approaching her husband's college, as she glimpses her neighbour, an entirely silent botanist, attempting to untangle his own beard from a hawthorn tree. None of you are normal. Is normal. And I am. In a shabby, book-choked house in North Oxford live the Lux family. Victor, a dedicated professor, is desperate to be elected to give the prestigious annual Spenser lecture. Jean, his unassuming wife, is tentatively experimenting with the boundaries of her marital freedom. Eve, an over-achiever like her father, is suffering from a dangerous teenage angst - straining to achieve top marks in her exams and yet always in the shadow of her younger sister, Pheobe, who is perfect, it seems. Into this climate of repression and bitterness there comes an unworldly don, Victor's bete-noir, who shows interest in the vulnerable Eve. Meanwhile, Jean's best friend, Helen, has something she is yearning to tell: a confession that may alter everyone's constrainingly absurd life for ever. Daughters of Jerusalem is a captivating tale of hidden love and secret hatred, of the desire to belong and the need for escape, and of the fine line between wanting to be discovered and fearing the consequences when the delicious unknown becomes brutally exposed...
Biografía del autor: Charlotte Mendelson was born in 1972 and grew up in Oxford. Her first short story was published in New Writing 7 and broadcast on Radio 4. Daughters of Jerusalem is her second novel. She lives in London with her family.
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