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My Name is Lucy Barton

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Published: March 2016
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BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published By: Penguin
Published: 01-Mar-2016
Format: Hardback, 208 pages,
ISBN: 9780241248775
Stock Code: 1248775
Product Description

An exquisite new novel from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.

A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as the façade of her new life in New York begins to crumble, awakening her to the reality of her faltering marriage and her unsteady journey towards becoming a writer.

From Lucy's hospital bed, we are drawn ever more deeply into the emotional complexity of family life, the inescapable power of the past, and the memories - however painful - that bind a family together. My Name Is Lucy Barton is a tender expression of the meaning of familial love from one of America's finest writers.

'A novel of shining integrity and humour.' Alice Munro on 'Amy and Isabelle'

'Elizabeth Strout restores my faith in the word, in the quality of fiction to shine light on even the dark and still make us feel refreshed and cleansed and glad. Strout is one of our true treasures. My God - she is fun to read.' Richard Bausch on 'Olive Kitteridge'

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