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Mislaid
Author: Nell Zink

ISBN: 9780008100551
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5 x 2.2
Description:
Startlingly radical, dazzlingly witty, unlike anything that has come before - this is the most exciting debut novel published this year.

'Nell Zink is a writer of extraordinary talent and range. Her work insistently raises the possibility that the world is larger and stranger than the world you think you know.' Jonathan Franzen

A sharply observed, mordantly funny, and startlingly original debut from an exciting, unconventional new voice - the author of the acclaimed The Wallcreeper - about the making and unmaking of the American family that lays bare all of our assumptions about race and racism, sexuality and desire.

Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingenue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start - she's a lesbian, he's gay - but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind.

Worried that Lee will have her committed for her erratic...

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