Overview

The Game is a lush and disturbing novel portraying a sibling rivalry which compels the reader to reconsider the uses and misuses of imagination. when they were little girls, Cassandra and Julia played a game in which they entered an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now the sisters are grown, and hostile strangers--until a figure from their past, a man they once both loved and suffered over, reenters their lives.

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The Game: A Novel

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Overview

The Game is a lush and disturbing novel portraying a sibling rivalry which compels the reader to reconsider the uses and misuses of imagination. when they were little girls, Cassandra and Julia played a game in which they entered an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now the sisters are grown, and hostile strangers--until a figure from their past, a man they once both loved and suffered over, reenters their lives.

As girls, Julia and Cassandra played a game in which they entered the imaginary landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now, a man the sisters once both loved reenters their lives, drawing them into a game whose rules are far more intricate--and whose stakes are incalculably higher--than the one they played as children. "Byatt is a gifted observer, able to discern the exact details that bring whole worlds into being."--New York Times Book Review.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Vintage continues to reprint works by Byatt, the acclaimed author of Possession : this season brings a novel about two estranged sisters, The Game , and the collection Sugar and Other Stories . (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307819550
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/25/2012
  • Series: Vintage International
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,060,549
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A. S. Byatt
A.S. Byatt is the author of the novels Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), The Game, and the sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. A distinguished critic as well as a novelist, she lives in London.

Biography

A. S. Byatt, author of the Booker Prize-winning Possession, is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short story writer and critic. Her most recent fiction outside this tetralogy is The Biographer's Tale, a novel, and Elementals, a collection of short stories. She was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1999.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Antonia Susan Drabble Byatt (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      London, England; France
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 24, 1936
    2. Place of Birth:
      Sheffield, England
    1. Education:
      B.A., Newnham College, Cambridge, 1957; graduate study at Bryn Mawr College and Somerville College

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