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An Equal Stillness: Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009

An Equal Stillness: Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 (Paperback)

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Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009



Artist, lover, wife, mother: can one woman be them all?



Born in 1924, Jennet Mallow grew up with a disillusioned mother and a father haunted by memories of war. But Jennet has a talent - and a passion - for art. When she meets the handsome painter David Heaton they begin a tempestuous affair which takes them from the dank terraces of London to a bohemian artistic community in St Ives. But as Jennet's career flourishes, her relationship with David suffers - with potentially tragic consequences . . .



'The most beautiful, accomplished debut I have read for a long time . . . It is a powerful novel by a supremely talented artist' OBSERVER



'Enchanting . . . exquisitely written' DAILY EXPRESS



'A masterful portrait of a woman forging an unexpectedly dazzling career against the backdrop of familial duty' EASY LIVING

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 03/08/2009 ISBN-13: 9780753825655  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Francesca Kay grew up in South-east Asia and India and has subsequently lived in Jamaica, the United States and Germany. Her first novel, An Equal Stillness, won the Orange Award for New Writers, and was shortlisted for Best First Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Europe and South Asia Region). She lives with her family in Oxford.

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A novel that echoes biography: Jennet Mallow leaves behind Yorkshire for the cultural maelstrom of London. She struggles to transcend the challenges of marriage - her artist husband vacillates between acclaimed inspiration and alcoholic oblivion - and motherhood, but never relinquishes her own dreams of artistic recognition. Kay's vivid and elegant writing allows the possibilities of expression through language and painting to intersect.

- Jonathan

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/01/2014

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