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“One of her very best…. A pure delight to read.”–San Francisco Chronicle

Booker Prize—winning author of Hotel Du Lac Anita Brookner creates a hauntingly beautiful story of a young woman’s growing awareness of her own mortality and the limits of love.

Coming of age amidst difficult circumstances, Zoë Cunningham nevertheless retains an unshakeable belief in fairy tales. When her reclusive and widowed mother finally remarries, Zoë pursues what she thinks is an independent life: casual love affairs in London and carefree holidays at her stepfather’s villa in Nice. His sudden death and her mother’s mysterious decline force Zoë to confront her own desire for freedom as well as the real motives of the many strangers on whom she must now depend. With lucid, unsentimental prose and witty insight, The Bay of Angels is a vibrant addition to the Brookner canon.

“She has never been more clearsighted, more compellingly brilliant.”–The Christian Science Monitor

“An unusually beautiful and heartbreaking book.”–Detroit Free Press

Synopsis:

Booker Prize-winning author of "Hotel Du Lac" Anita Brookner creates a hauntingly beautiful story of a young woman's growing awareness of her own mortality and the limits of love. With lucid, unsentimental prose and witty insight, "The Bay of Angels" is a vibrant addition to the Brookner canon.

Synopsis:

Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zoë Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zoë is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simons affection for his new family allows Zoë to pursue what she thinks is an independent life: her own apartment in a fashionable part of London, a university education, casual affairs, and carefree holidays at Simons villa in Nice. When a series of unexpected calamities intervene, Zoë learns that the idyllic freedom she enjoys has come at a steep price. To preserve both her mothers and her own sense of wellbeing, Zoë must discern the real motives of the strangers on whom she now depends, including the silent and mysterious man whose nocturnal movements have attracted her attention.

About the Author

Anita Brookner lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727603
Author:
Brookner, Anita
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Brookner, Anita
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
London
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
British
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Nice
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
724
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.56 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Booker Prize-winning author of "Hotel Du Lac" Anita Brookner creates a hauntingly beautiful story of a young woman's growing awareness of her own mortality and the limits of love. With lucid, unsentimental prose and witty insight, "The Bay of Angels" is a vibrant addition to the Brookner canon.
"Synopsis" by , Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zoë Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zoë is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simons affection for his new family allows Zoë to pursue what she thinks is an independent life: her own apartment in a fashionable part of London, a university education, casual affairs, and carefree holidays at Simons villa in Nice. When a series of unexpected calamities intervene, Zoë learns that the idyllic freedom she enjoys has come at a steep price. To preserve both her mothers and her own sense of wellbeing, Zoë must discern the real motives of the strangers on whom she now depends, including the silent and mysterious man whose nocturnal movements have attracted her attention.
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