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The narrow land /

by Hickey, Christine Dwyer, Edition statement:Paperback edition. Published by : Atlantic Books, (London :) , 2020 Physical details: 370 pages ; 20 cm. ISBN:9781786496744; 1786496747. List(s) this item appears in: April 2022 General Fiction
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New book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Fiction HIC Issued 31/05/2022 063946
Total reserves: 0

First published: 2019.

1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer with Richie and his glamorous but troubled mother. Left to their own devices, the boys meet a couple living nearby - the artists Jo and Edward Hopper - and an unlikely friendship is forged. She, volatile, passionate and often irrational, suffers bouts of obsessive sexual jealousy. He, withdrawn and unwell, depressed by his inability to work, becomes besotted by Richie's frail and beautiful Aunt Katherine who has not long to live - an infatuation he shares with young Michael. A novel of loneliness and regret, the legacy of World War II and the ever-changing concept of the American Dream.

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