The Resource The Kindness

The Kindness

Label
The Kindness
Title
The Kindness
Statement of responsibility
Polly Samson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Julia is married and eight years his senior; Julian is a gifted English student, a life of academia ahead. Ignoring warnings from family and friends they each give up all they have to be together. Their new life in London offers immense happiness, especially after their longed-for daughter Mira is born. When Julian hears that Firdaws, his boyhood home, is for sale he sets out to recreate a lost paradise for his new family. Once again, love blinds him. It is only when Mira becomes terrifyingly ill that it is impossible for Julia to conceal from him the explosive secret that she has been keeping at the heart of their lives. Lyrical, haunting and exquisitely rendered, Polly Samson's second novel explores a deception that comes wrapped as a gift, a betrayal clothed in kindness, and asks if we can ever truly trust another. The result is an unforgettable story of love, grief, betrayal and reconciliation, masterfully plotted and beautifully told
Summary
Julian's fall begins the moment he sets eyes on Julia. Julia is married and eight years his senior; he is a gifted English student, a life of academia ahead. Ignoring warnings from family and friends they each give up all they have to be together. Their new life in London offers immense happiness, especially after their longed-for daughter Mira is born. When Julian hears that Firdaws, his boyhood home, is for sale he sets out to recreate a lost paradise for his new family. Once again, love blinds him. It is only when Mira becomes terrifyingly ill that it is impossible for Julia to conceal from him the explosive secret that she has been keeping at the heart of their lives.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10435752
Cataloging source
BT
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Samson, Polly
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kindness
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:41e466e8-975c-47e8-8e33-43a78193aadb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408861899
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Kindness
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:41e466e8-975c-47e8-8e33-43a78193aadb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408861899
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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