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Ordinary people

By: Evans, Diana

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1784707244 / 9781784707248
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823.92
07/03/2019
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England
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20 cm 341 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2018.

WINNER OF THE SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION'I am shouting from the rooftops to anyone who will listen about this book.

It's so so good - realistic and funny and so truthful it almost winded me' Dolly Alderton, The High LowTwo couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning.

Melissa has a new baby and doesn't want to let it change her.

Damian has lost his father and intends not to let it get to him.

Michael is still in love with Melissa but can't quite get close enough to her to stay faithful.

Stephanie just wants to live a normal, happy life on the commuter belt with Damian and their three children but his bereavement is getting in the way.

Set in London to an exhilarating soundtrack, Ordinary People is an intimate study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and ageing, and the fragile architecture of love. 'I just finished Ordinary People by Diana Evans and it is utterly exquisite.

What a writer she is - the depth of her insight, the grace of her sentences.

WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING ALL THIS TIME NOT READING HER?'Elizabeth Day, Twitter'God this book is fantastic' Pandora SykesA NEW YORKER, NEW STATESMAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARNOMINATED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION'Diana Evans's fiction is emotionally intelligent, dark, funny, moving.

The sheer energy in her novels is enthralling. A brilliant craftswoman, a master of the form, she makes the reader ask important questions of themselves and makes them laugh at the same time' Jackie Kay, British Council and National Centre for Writing's International Showcase on Britain's 10 best BAME writers

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