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Broken Places

Broken Places (Paperback)

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You may love Eric - or want to shake him! Passionately idealistic about his work as a librarian, he's also ruefully aware that he's not exactly Superman. Forced to hide his mysterious background and his mortifying fears, he's a man with secrets - withheld even from close friends. His once homely wife, now a fashionista, has abandoned him, to live in Seattle with a high-powered corporate kingpin, taking their only child, a moody minx-in-waiting, about to turn thirteen. Yet, against the odds, Eric sets out to prove himself - indeed, even to find a soul-mate. Whether braving 'Choco-Love' Speed-Dating; running Wandsworth Prison readers' groups; attending an American Church that champions the Gospel of Prosperity, or rescuing his daughter from near-rape - he finally comes to epitomize the truth of Hemingway's words: The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. Shortlisted for the MIND Book of the Year, Broken Places combines laugh-out-loud comedy with a examination of fear: the most common - and most frequently concealed - of all our human emotions.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9780709096252  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Wendy Perriam has been writing since the age of five, completing her first 'novel' at eleven. Expelled from boarding school for heresy, she escaped to Oxford, where she read History and also trod the boards. She now divides her time between teaching and writing. Her 16 novels and 6 short-story collections boldly mix sex, religion and humour, and have been acclaimed for their psychological insight and their power to disturb, divert and shock. Perriam feels that her many conflicting life experiences - strict convent-school discipline and swinging-sixties wildness, marriage and divorce, infertility and motherhood - have shaped her as a writer. 'Writing allows for shadow-selves. I'm both the staid conformist matron and the slag; the well-organised author toiling at her desk and the madwoman shrieking in a straitjacket'.

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