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The Great Wide Open

The Great Wide Open
 

After years spent chasing the affections of the people who are supposed to love her unconditionally, Alice is beginning to realise that, though you can't choose your family, you can choose your future, and Alice sees her future far away from her dysfunctional family and the doldr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781448165186
Barcode 9781448165186
Published 24 January 2019 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Kennedy, Douglas
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ISBN-13 9781448165186
ISBN-10 1448165180
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Cornerstone Digital
Publication Date 24 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Kennedy, Douglas
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Family Life / General
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 997908

Description of this Electronic Book

'Accomplished...a strangely mesmerising effect...absolutely excellent' New StatesmanNew York, 1980sAlice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations within resonate, perhaps, because she has just watched her own family implode.As she reads she wonders: When did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice?Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970s Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan.But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers - how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others.The Great Wide Open is an immensely ambitious and compulsive saga; a novel which will speak volumes to anyone who has marvelled at that pain that can only be caused by family itself.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Douglas Kennedy sensitively engages with issues that still affect America to this day and creates a story with realism and heart

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Author's Bio

Douglas Kennedy's previous twelve novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve; The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2007 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2009 the inaugural Grand Prix de Figaro. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Maine and New York.

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