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A Stairway to Paradise
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A Stairway to Paradise (Paperback)

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From the Booker short-listed author of The Essence of theThing. Madeleine St John's new novel is a poignant, perceptive and deliciously funny portrait of modern life and an elegant anatomy of love. Her most beguiling novel to date.

Madeleine St John's poignant and characteristically witty new novel tells the story of three people locked in an unhappy kaleidoscope of emotions and desires, none able to articulate the precise quality of their longing and dissatisfaction. There's Alex, miserable in his cold and calmly professional marriage, unable to leave because of his two children. Next comes Andrew, recently home from ten years in America, leaving an ex-wife and a beloved daughter on the other side of the world. And finally, there's Barbara, the enchanting and lustrous object of their affections, formidably self-possessed but strangely aimless and unfulfilled.

With elegance and acuity, Madeleine St John chronicles their progress through numerous false starts, reversals and apprehensions; the result is a memorable anatomy of desire and its opposite - despair.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9780007327737  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Madeleine St John was born in Sydney and graduated from the University there in 1963. She has spent most of the intervening years living in London. This is the author's fourth novel, her others include Women in Black (1993); A Pure Clear Light (1995) and The Essence of The Thing (1997)

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