"Nicholson has a knack for crystallizing his themes in pivotal moments and deserves credit for not clouting the reader over the head with his affirmative message about the viability of two rapidly fading institutions: long-term marriage and English country life." —Publishers Weekly
The Secret Intensity of Everyday Lifeby William Nicholson
Laura is content enough with her marriage, her two children, and her part-time job—until an ex-lover whom she had thought was "the one" gets in touch out of the blue. Suddenly passion and/b>/i>/i>
The award-winning screenwriter of Shadowlands and Gladiator creates an English village and its rich cast of characters in a compulsively readable novel
Laura is content enough with her marriage, her two children, and her part-time job—until an ex-lover whom she had thought was "the one" gets in touch out of the blue. Suddenly passion and excitement are rekindled, and she realizes how stagnant her life has become. But how much happiness has she a right to expect, and what of the pain she might cause to achieve it? Unknown to Laura, many others in her town are living with their own unresolved inner dramas. None of them guesses at her crisis. Yet every decision they take has an impact on those around them. The hidden longings of a large cast of characters interweave in a gripping plot that reveals ordinary life at its richest: comic and tragic, poignant and cruel, surprising and moving—and brilliantly entertaining.
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Meet the Author
William Nicholson is a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. His books include The Society of Others. He has been nominated twice for a Tony Award, worked as a writer on the Academy Award-winning Gladiator, and cowrote the film Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
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