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FIVE TRANSPORTING STORIES AND FIVE UNFORGETTABLE LIVES, LINKED ACROSS CENTURIES
Throughout this masterpiece of fiction, exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts, and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection. Between soldier and lover, parent and child, servant and master, and artist and muse, important pleasures and pains are born out of love, separations, and missed opportunities:
· Young Geoffrey Talbot meets dark-eyed Giselle in France during the Second World War. And his life veers off track forever.
· In a workhouse in Victorian London, Billy becomes lifelong companions with Alice―as well as with another girl.
· In rural France in the 1800s, orphaned Jeanne is devout and simpleminded, but still capable of making a tough decision about her affections.
· The brilliant twenty-first-century Italian scientist Elena Duranti collaborates on a startling discovery about human consciousness–and on an equally astonishing find about her only love.
· Long-haired and skinny Anya is an American singer-songwriter star in the 1970s. But how real is her life of guitars, lovers, stage fight, and travel if it is, foremost, raw material for her songs?
Provocative and profound, Sebastian Faulks's dazzling new novel journeys across continents and centuries not only to entertain with superb old-fashioned storytelling but to show that occasions of understanding between humans are the one thing that defines us―and that those moments, however fluid, are the one thing that endures.
About the Author: Sebastian Faulks is the author of ten novels. They include the UK number one bestseller A Week in December; Human Traces; On Green Dolphin Street; Charlotte Gray, which was made into a film starring Cate Blanchett; and the classic Birdsong, which has sold more than three million copies and was recently adapted for television. In 2008, he was invited to write a James Bond novel, Devil May Care, to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming. In between books he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for the BBC. He lives in London with his wife and their three children.
Title: A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Love ...
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Picador. Book Condition: Good. 2013 - Paperback - Used - Good - - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. -. Bookseller Inventory # SK-01-8-0155
Book Description Picador. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2803355741
Book Description Picador. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Book Condition: New. This novel from the author of Birdsong and A Week in December is actually five books in one. In World War II Poland, a young prisoner closes his eyes and pictures going to bat on a sunlit English cricket field. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands—suddenly and with awe—the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading to her. On a summer evening in the Catskills in 1971, a skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar and with a song that will send shivers through her listeners. And a few years from now, in Italy, a gifted scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and between her lover's novel and his life. Through these exquisitely drawn characters and their relationships, Sebastian Faulks shows that occasions of understanding between humans are what define us, and that those moments, however fluid, are what endures."Sebastian Faulks's fine new novel does not, at first glance, look like a novel at all—more like a gathering of stories, each one yielding a new character. Only gradually do we realize how these many voices, so far apart in time and place, fuse together and overlap, like songs on an album, to form a stirring and delicate whole. One of them speaks of merging 'the flame and the facts,' our ardent yearnings with the hard detail of ordinary life. In Faulks's masterful hands, fact and flame become one."—The New Yorker 287. Bookseller Inventory # 72653
Book Description Picador, 2013. PaperBack. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2365852
Book Description Picador, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1250037859
Book Description Picador November 2013, 2013. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. ~Pelican Bay Books is a real, family-owned bookstore perched on the edge of the Salish Sea in Anacortes, Washington since 1992. Customer satisfaction is our first priority and we respond to all inquiries promptly. Books are generally shipped the same or next business day and include tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 54284
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Book Description Picador, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021250037859
Book Description Picador, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1250037859
Book Description Picador, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P011250037859