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The Post-Birthday World

Shriver, Lionel

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ISBN 10: 0007243413 / ISBN 13: 9780007243419
Editorial: Harper Collins, London, 2007
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A true UK first edition / first printing, with a number '1' on the copyright page. Flat-signed by the author in blue ink on the title page (and unmarred by a dedication or date). A perfect copy of this darkly comic novel about relationships and infidelity, by the author of the Orange Prize-winning 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'. Not price-clipped. Perfect in every way. We protect all our books with removable plastic covers, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000378

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Título: The Post-Birthday World

Editorial: Harper Collins, London

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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Sinopsis:

The new novel from the Orange Prize winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin

It all hinges on one kiss. Whether Irina McGovern does or does not lean in to a specific pair of lips in London will determine whether she stays with her disciplined, intellectual partner Lawrence or runs off with Ramsey, a hard-living snooker player. Using a parallel universe structure, we follow Irina's life as it unfolds under the influence of two drastically different men. Lawrence is Irina's partner of nearly ten years. Ramsey is the ex-husband of a sometime friend, a once-a-year acquaintance to whom Irina has never paid a great deal of attention. Where Lawrence is supportive and devoted; Ramsey is flighty and spontaneous. Lawrence is emotionally withdrawn to the point of repression; Ramsey is fiery and passionate, but volatile. The contrasts between the two men have ramifications for Irina's relationships with friends and family, for her career as an illustrator, and more importantly, for the texture of her daily life.

This love is about trade-offs. Both men in Irina's dual future are worthy of her affection but deeply flawed. The answer is that there is no perfect answer: one of the things that draws us to our mates is what is wrong with them. The Post-Birthday World is written with all the subtlety, perceptiveness and drama that made We Need to Talk About Kevin an international bestseller.

Review:

Praise for ‘The Post-Birthday World’:

‘Those of us who rave about the dash and dare of Lionel Shriver’s fiction can rejoice that ‘The Post-Birthday World’, a ‘Sliding Doors’-style joint tale of alternative loves and lives, will garner the attention she always deserves.’
Independent

‘There is an impressive freshness in her treatment. The writing is intelligent, the characterisation thoughtful, the insights into love, sex and snooker sharp...Shriver confirms her reputation as an original talent’.
Mail on Sunday

‘The Post-Birthday World is exceptionally well written and the characters fully formed.’ Irish Sunday Independent

‘Shriver gives us another passionate novel...Like Sliding Doors, the tale splits into two, following the dramatic turns of each choice. Brilliant.’
Cosmopolitan

‘It's another domestic drama with a compelling twist...the power struggle between the sexes is spot-on. Shriver chalks her narrative cue with relish and, once the story gets underway, it's hard to take your eyes off the green baize.’
Tatler

‘’The Post-Birthday World’ is Lionel Shriver’s forthcoming work about the dilemmas of love – a must if you were gripped by ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’.’
Harper’s Bazaar

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