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Expectation: 'The most buzzed-about addictive read' STYLIST

Expectation: 'The most buzzed-about addictive read' STYLIST

A fierce emotional contemporary novel about what it takes to lead a meaningful life. Most of all, it explores that liminal space between expectation and reality, the place - full of terrible pain and wondrous joy - in which we all live our lives.

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ISBN 9780857524911
Barcode 9780857524911
Published 16 July 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Hope, Anna
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ISBN-13 9780857524911
ISBN-10 0857524917
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Publication Date 16 July 2019
International Publication Date 11 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hope, Anna
Category Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Family & Other Relationships: General
Coping With Separation & Divorce
Intergenerational Relationships
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 407g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Literary, Family & relationships
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 991950

Description of this Book

A fierce emotional contemporary novel about what it takes to lead a meaningful life.Cate, Hannah and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, desire and revelry - and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends.Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each covets what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question- what does it take to lead a meaningful life? This is a story of the highs and lows of friendship - how it can dip, dive and rise again. It is also about muddling through- as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel. Most of all, it explores that liminal space between expectation and reality, the place - full of terrible pain and wondrous joy - in which we all live our lives.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review EDITOR'S CHOICE: I enjoyed this contemporary novel about the gulf between the expectation of how life will turn out and the reality... [it] taps into the current conversation about finding fulfilment and living a meaningful life. -- Alice O'Keeffe * The Bookseller *

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Author's Bio

ANNA HOPE studied at Oxford University and RADA. She is the internationally prizewinning and bestselling author of Wake and The Ballroom. Her contemporary fiction debut, Expectation, explores themes of love, lust, motherhood, and feminism, while asking the greater question of what defines a generation. She lives in Sussex with her husband and young daughter.

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