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The Resource The Lives of Women

The Lives of Women

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The Lives of Women
Title
The Lives of Women
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Summary
The stunning new novel from Christine Dwyer Hickey, bestselling author of Last Train from Liguria. 'One of Ireland's most lauded modern writers, Christine Dwyer Hickey teases out the strands of her story... It leaves the reader with the aftertaste of regret for their own what might have been...' - Daily Mail Following a long absence spent in New York, Elaine Nichols returns to her childhood home to live with her invalid father and his geriatric Alsatian dog. The house backing on to theirs is sold and as she watches the old furniture stack up on the lawn, Elaine is brought back to a summer in the 1970s. She is almost sixteen again and this small out-of-town estate is an enclave for women and children while the men are mysterious shadows who leave every day for the outside world. The women are isolated but keep their loneliness and frustrations hidden behind a veneer of suburban respectability. When an American divorcee and her daughter move into the estate, the veneer begins to crack. The women learn how to socialise, how to drink martinis in the afternoon, how to care less about their wifely and maternal duties. While the women are distracted, Elaine and her friends find their own entry into the adult world and the result is a tragic event that will mark the rest of Elaine's life and be the cause of her long and guilt-ridden exile. Insightful and full of suspense, this is an uncompromising portrayal of the suburbs and the cruelties brought about by the demands of respectability
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Christine Dwyer Hickey
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction / Contemporary Women
Label
The Lives of Women
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008782
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782390060
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lives of Women
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008782
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781782390060
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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