How It All Began

A Novel

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A vibrant new novel from Penelope Livelya wry, wise story about the surprising ways lives intersect

Look out for Penelope Lively’s new book, The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories.

When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an errant cell phone message; a posh yet financially strapped interior designer meets a business partner who might prove too good to be true; an old-guard historian tries to recapture his youthful vigor with an ill-conceived idea for a TV miniseries; and a middle-aged central European immigrant learns to speak English and reinvents his life with the assistance of some new friends.

Through a richly conceived and colorful cast of characters, Penelope Lively explores the powerful role of chance in people's lives and deftly illustrates how our paths can be altered irrevocably by someone we will never even meet. Brought to life in her hallmark graceful prose and full of keen insights into human nature, How It All Began is an engaging, contemporary tale that is sure to strike a chord with her legion of loyal fans as well as new readers. A writer of rare wisdom, elegance, and humor, Lively is a consummate storyteller whose gifts are on full display in this masterful work.

GÊNERO
Ficção e literatura
LANÇADO
2012
5 de janeiro
IDIOMA
EN
Inglês
PÁGINAS
240
EDITORA
Penguin Publishing Group
VENDEDOR
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
TAMANHO
1,4
MB

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