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French Braid

 15.95

by Anne Tyler

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Redhead by the Side of the Road returns with a luminous new novel that paints a joyous and painfully truthful portrait of family life.

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French Braid

A major new novel from the beloved prize-winning author – a freshly observed, funny, joyful, brilliantly perceptive journey deep into one family’s foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today.

The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever venture far from home, but in some ways they have never been further apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren call of her aspirations to be a painter, which means less time keeping house for her husband, Robin. Their teenage daughters, steady Alice and boy-crazy Lily, could not have less in common. Their youngest, David, is already intent on escaping his family’s orbit, for reasons none of them understands. Yet, as these lives advance across decades, the Garretts’ influence on one another ripples unmistakably through each generation.

Full of heartbreak and hilarity, French Braid is classic Anne Tyler. This is a stirring, uncannily insightful novel bursting with warmth and humour. It illuminates the kindnesses and cruelties of our daily lives and the impossibility of breaking free from those who love us.

About the Author

Anne Tyler is an American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published twenty-three novels, including Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, and Breathing Lessons. All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Breathing Lessons won the prize in 1989.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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