A true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page. A Near-Fine copy of the author's first foray into crime fiction, with her middle-aged, Cambridge-based hero, Jackson Brodie. By the Whitbread Prize-winning author of 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum', 'Human Croquet' and 'Life After Life'. Page edges could be one shade whiter. A slight forward lean to the book block. Otherwise, very nice. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001093
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Críticas: Case Histories continues a winning streak for Kate Atkinson which began when her impressive novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum won the Whitbread First Novel Award. Since that book, Atkinson has gleaned a keen following of readers who are prepared to follow in the surprising directions the unpredictable author takes us on. And Atkinson--so far--hasn’t let us down.
The perfectly judged prose that distinguished Human Croquet is fully in evidence in Case Histories, and a new frisson here comes from the genre-stretching that Atkinson is indulging in. In some ways, this book could almost be seen as a new take on the crime novel (not the first genre one would expect the author to tackle), but the crime elements here Atkinson uses are peripheral. The protagonist here is a former police inspector who now makes a living as a private investigator. Jackson Brodie is making ends meet in a sweaty Cambridge summer and trying to deal with his own failed marriage. But if his life is adrift, perhaps Brodie can justify his existence via his belief that he can do some good for the people he encounters in his job. But he is to find that he will be irrevocably changed by those he is trying to help.
As a vividly created cast of characters surround the beleaguered Brodie, all the novelistic skills that shone in Atkinson's earlier books are fully in play. Those deluded into thinking they've picked up something resembling a standard private eye novel will find something much more rich and strange; Atkinson goes from strength to strength.--Barry Forshaw
Título: Case Histories
Editorial: Doubleday, London
Año de publicación: 2004
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Edición: First Edition
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