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The past / Tessa Hadley.

The past / Tessa Hadley.
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ISBN 9781785411724
Author Hadley, Tessa
Title The past / Tessa Hadley.
Publisher/Date Oxford ISIS, 2016
Pagination etc. 362 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Summary Note Three sisters and a brother, complete with children, a new wife, and an ex-boyfriend's son, descend on their grandparents dilapidated old home in the Somerset countryside for a final summer holiday, where simmering tensions and secrets rise to the surface over three long, hot weeks. The house is full of memories of their childhood and their past their mother took them there to live when she left their father but now, they may have to sell it. And beneath the idyllic pastoral surface lie tensions. Sophisticated and sleek, Roland s new wife (his third) arouses his sisters jealousies and insecurities. Kasim, the twenty-year-old son of Alice's ex-boyfriend, becomes enchanted with Molly, Roland's sixteen-year-old daughter. Fran's young children make an unsettling discovery in an abandoned cottage in the woods that shatters their innocence. Passion erupts where it s least expected, leveling the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister. As the family's stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican winds down to its inevitable end. --
Subject Large print books
Family relationships -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Family vacations -- Fiction
Large type books
Somerset (England) -- Fiction
England -- Somerset
Shelf Location LP HADL
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