The Garrick Year

The Garrick Year

From the outside, Emma and David Evans have a perfect life. Emma is a sometimes-model, full-time mother, and sharply observant. David is a successful actor, who relocated the family from their London home to provincial Hereford, where he’s billed to star in two plays during the city’s festival season. But all is not well under the surface and it is here, far-removed from the high-brow stimulation of London, that Emma’s resentment of David—his long hours at work, his expectation that she stay home with their children, his many infidelities—boils over. Bored and lonely, she falls into the arms of David’s director, Wyndham Farrar, who is bewitched by his stubborn, stunning new lover. In The Garrick Year, Margaret Drabble has brilliantly painted a complicated, fascinating woman, and "her portrait of Emma is to the life" (The New Yorker).

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544286917

  • ISBN-10: 054428691X

  • Pages: 172

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Margaret Drabble
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Margaret Drabble

MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.
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    Praise for Margaret Drabble:

    "Reading a Margaret Drabble novel has always been like cozying up with a cup of hot tea by a gas fire with a dull English winter rain misting the window, and contemplating the story of one's own life."

    The New York Times

    "As meticulous as Jane Austen, and as deadly as Evelyn Waugh."

    —Los Angeles Times

    "The deft commingling of the sentimental and the matter-of-fact is characteristic of writer Margaret Drabble…Drabble is one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation."

    —Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker

    "Reading Margaret Drabble's novels has become something of a rite of passage…Sharply observed, exquisitely companionable tales of women of a certain age and class, educated, egocentric, strong, unlucky in love."

    Washington Post

    "Drabble's fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life."

    Chicago Tribune

    "What distinguishes Drabble's fiction from the commonplace is that, like Doris Lessing's early work, it nails femaleness. Drabble's women bleed, some metaphorically, but not all."

    San Francisco Chronicle

    "A superb novelist."

    The Dallas Morning News

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544286917

  • ISBN-10: 054428691X

  • Pages: 172

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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