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The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life
     

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

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by William Nicholson
 

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The residents of a London suburb want to be happy. But what does that mean?

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The residents of a London suburb want to be happy. But what does that mean?

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Publishers Weekly
Piercing insights into married life and smalltown living distinguish Nicholson's thoughtful if quiet latest. Laura Broad, a married mother of two, has her domestic agenda seriously disrupted when she receives a surprise letter from Nick, her first love who broke her heart when they were young. His proposed visit to Laura's small Sussex town has her pondering a series of "what-ifs" and replaying the course of their passionate but short-lived love affair in largely unnecessary flashbacks. But Laura is not the only one with a secret life of the mind; her neighbors and acquaintances--including her son's teacher, the mother of one of his classmates, a little old lady and her beloved dog, and Laura's own husband--also carry their own hidden agendas and desires. A YA novelist and Academy Award–nominated screenwriter, Nicholson (The Wind Seeker) 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. (July)
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"Feels utterly contemporary and oddly old-fashioned . . . a compulsively readable celebration of community, family ties, and the secret intensities of everyday life.”—Boston Globe

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569476475
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

William Nicholson grew up in Sussex and was educated at Downside School and Christ's College, Cambridge. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award of their year. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for stage, was Evening Standard's Best Play of 1990. He was co-writer on the film Gladiator, and his film writing credits include Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Les Miserables and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He is married with three children and lives in Sussex. Visit his website at www.williamnicholson.co.uk

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