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The Past: A Novel

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The Past: A Novel

by Tessa Hadley

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ISBN 10
0062270419
ISBN 13
9780062270412
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New York: Harper, January, 2016. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, head lightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright with slight edgewear at spine head. No tears, creases, or folds. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 311 pages. Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize.

A novel in which three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house for a dramatic family reunion, where simmering tensions and secrets come to a head.

These three weeks may be their last time there; the upkeep is prohibitive, and they may be forced to sell this beloved house filled with memories of their shared past (their mother took them there to live when she left their father). Yet beneath the idyllic pastoral surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them.

Sophisticated and sleek, Roland's new wife (his third) arouses his sisters' jealousies and insecurities. Kasim, the twenty-year-old son of Alice's ex-boyfriend, becomes enchanted with Molly, Roland's sixteen-year-old daughter. Fran's young children make an unsettling discovery in a dilapidated cottage in the woods that shatters their innocence. Passion erupts where it's least expected, leveling the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister.

Over the course of this summer holiday, the family's stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life-bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican-winds down to its inevitable end.

With subtle precision and deep compassion, Tessa Hadley brilliantly evokes a brewing storm of lust and envy, the indelible connections of memory and affection, the fierce, nostalgic beauty of the natural world, and the shifting currents of history running beneath the surface of these seemingly steady lives. The result is a novel of breathtaking skill and scope that showcases this major writer's extraordinary talents.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003213
Title
The Past: A Novel
Author
Tessa Hadley
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First U.S. Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0062270419
ISBN 13
9780062270412
Publisher
Harper
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
January 2016
Keywords
fiction, families, relationships, brothers and sister, lust, envy
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Domestic and Family Fiction;
Size
8vo

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