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Home Thoughts

Parks, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0802110355 / ISBN 13: 9780802110350
Published by Grove Press, New york, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First US edition. The first UK edition wasd published a year earlier, in 1987. The third novel by this writer/translator, the story of an Englishwoman who leaves a good job and a steady lover in London to make a fresh start teaching English in Verona Italy. Park lives in Italy himself. SIGNED on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket -- binding clean and tight, DJ unchipped, unclipped and unmarked, number line starts wsith "1." Thin red remainder stripe on upper edges near the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 131228

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Title: Home Thoughts

Publisher: Grove Press, New york

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First US Edition, First Printing

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Julia has left home. She has gone to Italy. She has left her lover, her job, her flat, the closely-knit group of friends who meant so much to her. Why? And the motley group of ex-pats she finds in Verona, the Oxbridge brigade, the revolutionary Scot, the cool Canadian, the feminist Flossy - why do they find it so impossible to return home, as if their very identities depend somehow on this thousand-mile displacement? Centred around a love story full of twists, turns and revelations, Home Thoughts explores a world of lost directions, wavering commitments and misplaced ambitions as Julia's adventurous departure confronts her more mercilessly than ever with the problem of what on earth she is to do with her life.

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Tim Parks's other novels include Tongues of Flame, which won the Somerset Maugham and Betty Trask Awards, Loving Roger, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Cara Massimina, and Mimi's Ghost. His non-fiction work includes the bestselling Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and Adultery & Other Diversions. His ninth novel Europa was shortlisted for the 1997 Booker Prize. His most recent novel is the acclaimed, Destiny. Tim Parks lives in Italy.

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