Heat Wave : A Novel

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Explores the relationships among Pauline, a middle-aged divorce+a7e living near London, her daughter Teresa, and her son-in-law, Maurice, who begins drifting into infidelity. By the author of the Booker Prize-winning Moon Tiger. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

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The weather is blistering but the emotions are chilly in this intimate, elegant novel set in the British countryside during a summer of record heat. A mother is watching the end of her daughter's marriage while confronting her own simmering anger over the infidelity of her own departed husband, years before. Penelope Lively's intense but muted style mirrors the detached anguish of her characters, who are groping toward their true feelings.

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Penelope Lively was born in 1933 in Cairo and spent her childhood there, moving to England in the last year of World War II. She has written many prizewinning novels and collections of short stories for both adults and children, including the novel Moon Tiger, which won England's prestigious Booker Prize in England in 1987, and most recently Heat Wave. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

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