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A Change of Climate

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Awards

A New York Times Notable Book

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple. For thirty years they have devoted themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago, young and newly wed, they went as missionaries to South Africa. Unprepared for what they found, meaning only to do good, they blundered badly and were departed to an isolated mission station in Bechuanaland. There, the world that could happen did. Shattered by this encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to sepak of it again. But the past lay festering. When Ralph falls into an affair, Anna can find no forgiveness in her heart, and thiry years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying more than a marriage — destroying their love, their faith, their very sense of self, until everything they thought they were is threatened with disintegration.

A Change in Climate is a powerful and affecting novel about the loss of faith and the way we deform ourselves to evade the fearful consequences of strong emotion.

Review:

"A risk-taking book about safety, about how having any sense of security is false." The Observer (London)

Synopsis:

A New York Times Notable Book

Synopsis:

Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and thirty years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.

About the Author

Hilary Mantel is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels, including The Giant, OBrien, and a memoir forthcoming from Henry Holt. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she reviews for The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805052053
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Mantel, Hilary
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Missionaries
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st Owl Book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
104-248
Publication Date:
20030901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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A Change of Climate
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A New York Times Notable Book

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Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and thirty years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.

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