Blow Your House Down

Blow Your House Down

by Pat Barker
     
 

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A city and its people are in the terrifying grip of a killer. Singling out prostitutes, the face of his latest victim stares out of every newspaper, haunting the women who walk the streets. But life and work go on. Brenda, mother of three, can¹t afford to give up, while Audrey, now in her forties, desperately goes on "working the cars." And then, when another

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A city and its people are in the terrifying grip of a killer. Singling out prostitutes, the face of his latest victim stares out of every newspaper, haunting the women who walk the streets. But life and work go on. Brenda, mother of three, can¹t afford to give up, while Audrey, now in her forties, desperately goes on "working the cars." And then, when another woman is savagely murdered, her lover Jean takes desperate measures. Pat Barker is the author of the widely hailed Regeneration trilogy, which includes The Ghost Road, winner of the 1995 Booker Prize.

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Katha Pollitt
''Blow Your House Down'' is swift, spare and utterly absorbing - you'll probably read it in one tense sitting....If the plot could have used some rethinking, the novel nonetheless presents a remarkable portrait of the women themselves. Literature is full of prostitutes, of course, but most of them are male fantasies of one sort or another....Mrs. Barker is able to make us see her characters from within, as they see themselves, and thereby reveals the full individuality and humanity of women who have got short shrift both in literature and in life. That makes Pat Barker a feminist. It also makes her a wonderful writer. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860683988
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
06/01/1990
Series:
Virago Modern Classics
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
170
Sales rank:
954,677
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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