The Clothes On Their Backs by Linda Grant

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  • Title: The Clothes On Their Backs
  • Author: Linda Grant
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: November 2008
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 1439150052

 

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Orange Prize winner and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008, Linda Grant has created a fascinating portrait of a lady who, having endured insufferable loss, finds solace within the household secrets and techniques her estranged uncle reveals. In vivid and supple prose, Grant subtly constructs a robust story of household, love, and the maintain the previous has on the current. Vivien Kovacs, a delicate, bookish woman grows up sealed off from the world by her timid Hungarian refugee mother and father, who conceal the main points of their historical past and draw back from any encounter with the skin world. She learns how you can navigate British society from an eccentric solid of neighbors — together with a fading ballerina, a cartoonist, and a tragic girl who wanders town and teaches Vivien to be stunning. She loses herself in books and reinvents herself based on her favourite characters, however it’s via garments that she in the end defines herself. Against her father’s needs, she forges a relationship along with her uncle, a infamous felony and slum landlord, who, in his previous age, needs to share his life story. As he exposes the reality about her household’s previous Vivien learns how you can be snug in her personal pores and skin and how you can be alive on this planet. Grant is a spectacularly humanizing author whose morally complicated characters discover the road between selfishness and self-preservation

 

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