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Between Each Breath
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Publisher Vintage Uk
Publication date May 17, 2007
Pages 432
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780224074988
ISBN-10 0224074989
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.24 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $27.95
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Summary
Set in London and Estonia between 1999 and 2005 in the aftermath of the London bombings, as a hot, despondent summer drags on unnaturally into the autumn, this book provides an often hilarious critique of Blair's Britain. It presents a story of love and betrayal, of age and youth, of wealth and poverty, of art and compromise, and youthful ideals.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Once 'England's most promising young composer' - now living comfortably in Hampstead with his wife Milly, an heiress - Jack Middleton is in mid-life decline, his career in free-fall. When he visits Estonia for a three-week search for inspiration, he falls for a young waitress called Kaja, deeply bound up in the suffering of her country and the joy and danger of its new freedom. They embark on a passionate affair on a lonely island in a time warp. Then it's over. But of course nothing is ever over. Still childless six years later, Jack and Milly's marriage shows the strain, but they battle on better than most - until the past returns with a vengeance. The crisis takes place over a month, against a precise calendar of background events, both minor and major. Set in London and Estonia between 1999 and 2005 in the aftermath of the London bombings, as a hot, despondent summer drags on unnaturally into the autumn, "Between Each Breath" is a rich and often hilarious critique of Blair's Britain: decadent, bewildered, shallow, greedy, but knowing all the right buttons to press; knowing the language of compassion and abusing it. A story of love and betrayal, of age and youth, of wealth and poverty, of the new Europe and the old Europe, of art and compromise, of youthful ideals and cynical weariness, Adam Thorpe's extraordinary new novel is a biting, timely satire and a powerfully moving examination of social and emotional disintegration.

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9780224074988 | details & prices | 432 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Set in London and Estonia between 1999 and 2005 in the aftermath of the London bombings, as a hot, despondent summer drags on unnaturally into the autumn, this book provides an often hilarious critique of Blair's Britain.

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