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Life Drawing (Paperback)

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Augusta and Owen have taken the leap. Leaving the city and its troubling memories behind, they have moved to the country for a solitary life where they can devote their days to each other and their art, where Gus can paint and Owen can write. But the facts of a past betrayal prove harder to escape than urban life. Ancient jealousies and resentments haunt their marriage and their rural paradise. When Alison Hemmings moves into the empty house next door, Gus is drawn out of isolation, despite her own qualms and Owen's suspicions. As the new relationship deepens, the lives of the two households grow more and more tightly intertwined. It will take only one new arrival to intensify emotions to breaking point. Fierce, honest and astonishingly gripping, Life Drawing is a novel as beautiful and unsparing as the human heart.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 07/05/2015 ISBN-13: 9780330511773  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robin Black is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, a finalist for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine and the New York Times Magazine. A recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black was the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bryn Mawr College and has taught most recently in the Brooklyn College MFA Program. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.

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A bare-bones summary of this quietly affecting novel probably suggests something of which you've read countless iterations before: a middle-class couple - Augusta is an artist, Owen is a writer - move to a tranquil country cottage to rebuild their marriage after an affair and to reignite their creativity.

But the revelation of Owen's death in the first line isn't there to reassure the reader of imminent drama: it signifies the machinations of fate, slowly and surely drawing its plans against them. Made fearful by her own infidelity, Augusta battles with her suspicion that Owen will betray her. Recalling the lesson of history's resilient presence in Graham Swift's masterpiece, Waterland, the new life they try to assemble together is inevitably founded on all facets of their past.

Jonathan, Web Editor

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 07/05/2015

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