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The Other Side of the Fire (Common Reader Editions)
     

The Other Side of the Fire (Common Reader Editions)

by Alice Thomas Ellis, Thomas Meagher (Afterword)
 
“It began in a garden, as these things will, and she fell in love with her husband’s son. Bloody hell!” Bloody hell is right, because when Claudia Bohanon develops a crush on her handsome young stepson and, all of a sudden oppressively aware of the discontents of comfortable middle–age, starts feeling like a lovesick schoolgirl, everything

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“It began in a garden, as these things will, and she fell in love with her husband’s son. Bloody hell!” Bloody hell is right, because when Claudia Bohanon develops a crush on her handsome young stepson and, all of a sudden oppressively aware of the discontents of comfortable middle–age, starts feeling like a lovesick schoolgirl, everything threatens to get too, too maddening. Originally published in 1983, this is Ellis’s most hilarious novel, a deviously clever anatomy of Love’s misrule and a zingingly pointed demonstration that fools do rush in, don’t they? With a new Afterword by Thomas Meagher.

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Beryl Bainbridge
Very funny, very well–written and flows like a dream.
Times (U.K.)
This is comic writing of the very highest order.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Ellis's humorous 1984 novel follows the romantic woes of middle-aged Claudia Bohanon, who falls head over heels for her stepson, who, apparently, is gay. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888173857
Publisher:
Akadine Press, The
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.49(d)

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