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OFFSHORE.

Fitzgerald, Penelope.

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ISBN 10: 0002216140 / ISBN 13: 9780002216142
Editorial: Collins, 1979
Usado Condición Fine Hardcover
Librería: Lee G. Campbell (Santa Barbara, CA, Estados Unidos de America) Cantidad: 1

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8vo. Winner of the 1979 Booker Prize. Fine in a fine dust jacket (price-clipped). N° de ref. de la librería 13323

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Winner of the Booker Prize

On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river?s tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they cling to one another in a motley yet kindly society. There is Maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by happenstance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard, a buttoned-up ex-navy man whose boat dominates the Reach. Then there is Nenna, a faithful but abandoned wife, the diffident mother of two young girls running wild on the waterfront streets.

It is Nenna?s domestic predicament that, as it deepens, draws the relations among this scrubby community together into ever more complex and comic patterns. The result is one of Fitzgerald?s greatest triumphs, a novel the Booker judges deemed ?flawless.?

?A marvelous achievement: strong, supple, humane, ripe, generous, and graceful.? ? Sunday Times

Sinopsis: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 1979 A lovely new cover reissue of Penelope Fitzgerald's award-winning comic novel. Offshore is a dry, genuinely funny novel, set among the houseboat community who rise and fall with the tide of the Thames on Battersea Reach. Living between land and water, they feel as if they belong to neither...Maurice, a male prostitute, is the sympathetic friend to whom all the others turn. Nenna loves her husband but can't get him back; her children run wild on the muddy foreshore. She feels drawn to Richard, the ex-RNVR city man whose converted minesweeper dominates the Reach. Is he sexually attractive because he can fold maps the right way? With this and other questions waiting to be answered, Offshore offers a delightful glimpse of the workings of an eccentric community.

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Título: OFFSHORE.

Editorial: Collins

Año de publicación: 1979

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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