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The Post-Birthday World
Author: Lionel Shriver

ISBN: 9780007578030
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 23 February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.0
Description:


In this eagerly awaited new novel, Lionel Shriver, the Orange Prize-winning author of the international bestsellerWe Need to Talk About Kevin, delivers an imaginative and entertaining look at the implications, large and small, of whom we choose to love. Using a playful parallel-universe structure,The Post-Birthday World follows one woman's future as it unfolds under the influence of two drastically different men.

Children's book illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a quiet and settled life in London with her partner, fellow American expatriate Lawrence Trainer, a smart, loyal, disciplined intellectual at a prestigious think tank. To their small circle of friends, their relationship is rock solid. Until the night Irina unaccountably finds herself dying to kiss another man: their old friend from South London, the stylish, extravagant, passionate top-ranking snooker player Ramsey Acton. The decision to give in to temptation will have consequences for her career, her relationships with family and friends, and perhaps most importantly the texture of her daily life.

Hinging on a single kiss, this enchanting work of fiction ...

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