My Name is Lucy Barton

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A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as the facade of her new life in New York begins to crumble, awakening her to the reality of her faltering marriage and her unsteady journey towards becoming a writer. From Lucy’s hospital bed, we are drawn ever more deeply into the emotional complexity of family life, the inescapable power of the past, and the memories – however painful – that bind a family together.

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*A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION*

An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge

Lucy is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed. They have not seen one another in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how it was she eventually arrived in the big city, got married and had children. But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she’s made: wondering what is lost and what has yet to be found.

‘A terrific writer’ Zadie Smith

‘A superbly gifted storyteller and a craftswoman in a league of her own’ Hilary Mantel

‘So good it gave me goosebumps. One of the best writers in America’ Sunday Times

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Weight0.154 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

193

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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