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Bilgewater by Jane Gardam - Paperback - 2016-06 - from Lemolo Books (SKU: 939)

Bilgewater

Bilgewater by Jane Gardam - Paperback - 2016-06 - from Lemolo Books (SKU: 939)

Bilgewater

by Jane Gardam

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ISBN 10
160945331X
ISBN 13
9781609453312
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"A quirky coming-of-age story . . . Female adolescence as imagined by one of the 20th century's best—and most peculiar—writers" (Kirkus Reviews).

Originally published in 1977, Jane Gardams Bilgewater is an affectionate and complex rendering-in-miniature of the discomforts of growing up and first love seen through the eyes of inimitable Marigold Green, an awkward, eccentric, highly intelligent girl. The Evening Standard described Bilgewater as "one of the funniest, most entertaining, most unusual stories about young love."

Motherless and sixteen, Marigold is the headmaster's daughter at a private backwater all-boys school. To make matters worse, Marigold pines for head boy Jack Rose, reckons with the beautiful and domineering Grace, and yanks herself headlong out of her interior world and into the seething cauldron of adolescence. With everything happening all at once, Marigold faces the greatest of teenage crucibles.

A smart and painterly romp in the rich tradition of The Hollow Land and A Long Way from Verona, Gardam's elegant, evocative prose, possessed of sharp irony and easy surrealism makes Bilgewater a book for readers of all ages.

"This is no ordinary bildungsroman." —New Pages

"A striking story." —Times Literary Supplement

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bookseller
Lemolo Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
939
Title
Bilgewater
Author
Jane Gardam
Format/binding
New book
Book condition
new like new
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
160945331X
ISBN 13
9781609453312
Publisher
Europa Editions
Date Published
2016-06
Pages
227
Keywords
fiction, adolescence, british story, family
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction Books;

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