A Stranger City

A Stranger City

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/08/2020
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Synopsis

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community - and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film-maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman in their own ways. London is a place of random meetings, shifting relationships - and some, like Chrissie intersect with many. The film-maker and the policeman meanwhile have safe homes with wives - or do they? An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate - or have they? The wonderful Linda Grant weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birth place can decide how we live and with whom.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349010489
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm

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