Clever Girl

Clever Girl

eBook - 2014
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Like Alice Munro and Colm Tóibín, Tessa Hadley possesses the remarkable ability to transform the mundane into the sublime--an eye for the beauty, innocence, and irony of ordinary lives that elevates domestic fiction to literary art. In Clever Girl, she offers the indelible story of one woman's life, unfolded in a series of beautifully sculpted episodes that illuminate an era, moving from the 1960s to today.Written with the celebrated precision, intensity, and complexity that have marked her previous works, Clever Girl is a powerful exploration of family relationships and class in modern life, witnessed through the experiences of an Englishwoman named Stella. Unfolding in a series of snapshots, Tessa Hadley's involving and moving novel follows Stella from childhood, growing up with her single mother in a Bristol bedsit, into the murky waters of middle age.It is a story vivid in its immediacy and rich in drama--violent deaths, failed..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9780062270405
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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madison382 May 04, 2015

Hadley is an excellent writer, she makes you feel like you are actually a part of the novel, really enjoyed this book.

carnett1 Apr 17, 2015

Sympathy and empathy here. Sympathy for an English single parent with entertaining drama. English empathy for others in single parent and only child homes.

AT04152 Mar 26, 2015

A story for both parent and child that seek to better understand and know about each other.
This book gives a raw, true look at a life lived. The emotions are true and real.

Jan 16, 2015

This is a story of a woman looking back at her life from the age of 50 and of the times in which she lived. It provides a sense of class from the perspective of a person who is poor, marginal and rich. I did not like that her life was defined by her relationships with men and in the end, unlike Hadley's other books, it does not rise above domestic fiction.

thetaxithathurried Jun 19, 2014

This book interested me from beginning to end. You feel you are right there in the room in every scene.


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