The Resource A god in ruins, Kate Atkinson

A god in ruins, Kate Atkinson

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A god in ruins
Title
A god in ruins
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Kate Atkinson
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Language
eng
Summary
Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life, the bestselling adult book this year to date in the UK, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy - would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband and father - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. A God in Ruins is a masterful companion to Life After Life, and will prove once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age
Summary
Ursula Todd's brother Teddy is an old man trying to come to grips with his post-War life and with a modern world and family. Switching back and forth in time between memories of his childhood and his present, Teddy is an oblivious husband, a rueful father. He never quite got over the War and part of him never adjusted to having a future. Would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather, Teddy navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world; his greatest challenge is living in afuture he never expected to have. --
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Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2015.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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WIM
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Atkinson, Kate
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Veterans
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
A god in ruins, Kate Atkinson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Companion to: Life after life
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054677664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780385618717
System control number
(OCoLC)906009437
Label
A god in ruins, Kate Atkinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Companion to: Life after life
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054677664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780385618717
System control number
(OCoLC)906009437

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