The Master Bedroom

A Novel

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Publisher Description

A single woman at loose ends becomes the object of two men's affections—a father and his teenage son—in this sly, richly drawn novel, The Master Bedroom

After more than twenty years in London, Kate Flynn has returned to her family home in Wales to care for her aging mother. Having cast off her academic career, she is unmoored, and when she runs into a childhood friend, David Roberts, at a concert, she finds herself falling for him, although she knows she's grasping at anything to fill the sudden emptiness of her life.

For his part, David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks—his wife, Suzie, has begun acting strangely, moving out of their bedroom, neglecting their children, and disappearing for days at a time—and he begins to seek refuge with Kate from the newfound chaos of his life.

David's seventeen-year-old son, Jamie, is also drawn to Kate's eccentricity and her strange, glamorous old house full of books and music and history. As both father and son set about their parallel courtships, Tessa Hadley's intricate, graceful novel explores the tangled web of connections between parents and children, revealing how each generation replays the stories of the one that came before, in new and sometimes startling patterns.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
July 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

wideread ,

Unsympathetic lead character

The heroine is so unsympathetic ....the result is that the book lacks compelling engagement. Disappointing since normally I love this author

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