Full of insight and dark humour, the story of a man, his two children and their stepmother, who gradually finds herself an outsider in her own home.
Whether its lovers, colleagues or family, Tilly has always been good at pushing people in and out of her life exactly as it suits her. Then along comes Geoffrey, gentle, compassionate, generous to a fault, with his miserable little children and his manipulative ex-wife.
Tilly’s own expertise in the arts of deception and avoidance should be enough to make sure she’s always one step ahead of Geoffrey’s crumbling family. But time and again she finds herself staying, brought down by their cowardly backsliding and their barefaced lies. How has she managed to stay so long in a relationship she knows perfectly well has to be doomed? More importantly, how can Tilly plan her permanent escape?
Anne Fine’s sixth novel is a scintillating comedy about the ties that bind more savagely than any other — those of families.
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Anne Fine is also a distinguished and award-winning writer for young people. Her novel Madame Doubtfire was made into the film Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages. Raking the Ashes is her sixth novel for adults.Review:
“A remarkable novel...there is something terrifyingly recognizable in each of the characters that will have readers looking deep inside their souls.”
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Book Description Black Swan, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110552772852
Book Description Black Swan, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0552772852