Meeting the English: A Novel Kate Clanchy

ISBN: 9781250059772

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320 pages


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Meeting the English: A Novel  by  Kate Clanchy

Meeting the English: A Novel by Kate Clanchy
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Exceptional . . . Clanchy has a wincingly accurate eye for social comedy, a vivid descriptive sense, and profound understanding of her characters. This is a delectable read. --Daily Mail (UK)In response to an advertisement, Struan Robertson,More Exceptional . . . Clanchy has a wincingly accurate eye for social comedy, a vivid descriptive sense, and profound understanding of her characters. This is a delectable read. --Daily Mail (UK)In response to an advertisement, Struan Robertson, orphan, genius, and just seventeen, leaves his dour native town in Scotland, and arrives at a creaky mansion in London in the freakishly hot summer of 1989.

His job, he finds, is to care for playwright and one-time literary star Phillip Prys, dumbfounded and paralyzed by a massive stroke, because, though Phillips two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent all rattle round his large house, they are each too busy with their peculiar obsessions to do it themselves. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummers dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming, and overwhelming passions.

For everyone, it is to be a life-changing summer.Kate Clanchys Meeting the English is a bright book about dark subjects--a tale about kindness and its limits, told with love. It is a coming of age story for anyone who has ever felt themselves to be an outsider- a love story for the awkward- and a comedy for anyone who has ever lived in a family.

Written by an acclaimed writer of poetry, non-fiction, and short stories, this glorious debut novel is spiked with witty dialogue and jostling with gleeful, zesty characters.



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