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Human Croquet

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ISBN13: 9780312155506
ISBN10: 0312155506
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New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

Part fairy tale, part mystery, part coming-of-age novel, this novel tells the story of Isobel Fairfax, a girl growing up in Lythe, a typical 1960s British suburb. But Lythe was once the heart of an Elizabethan feudal estate and home to a young English tutor named William Shakespeare, and as Isobel investigates the strange history of her family, her neighbors, and her village, she occasionally gets caught in Shakespearean time warps. Meanwhile, she gets closer to the shocking truths about her missing mother, her war-hero father, and the hidden lives of her close friends and classmates. A stunning feat of imagination and storytelling, Kate Atkinson's Human Croquet is rich with the disappointments and possibilities every family shares.

About the Author

Kate Atkinson is the author of a short-story collection, Not the End of the World, and five critically acclaimed novels including Case Histories and One Good Turn. She lives in Edinburgh, England.

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Mary Davis, October 3, 2008 (view all comments by Mary Davis)
This book served as my Kate Atkinson gateway drug. Read it at your own risk - you may find yourself combing the aisles for more of her surreal, compelling, filled-with-coincidences fiction.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312155506
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Atkinson, Kate
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Country life -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Picador USA
Series Volume:
His 5
Publication Date:
19991112
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.22 x 5.51 x 0.96 in

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