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Walking Naked

Walking Naked

by Nina Bawden
     
 

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Laura is happily married, a mother and a successful novelist. Although she is prey to night terrors, she is adept at smoothing the disorder of reality into controlled prose. Walking Naked telescopes the whole of Laura's life- childhood, marriages, triumphs and disappointments- into a day in which the past and present converge. It begins with a game of tennis played

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Laura is happily married, a mother and a successful novelist. Although she is prey to night terrors, she is adept at smoothing the disorder of reality into controlled prose. Walking Naked telescopes the whole of Laura's life- childhood, marriages, triumphs and disappointments- into a day in which the past and present converge. It begins with a game of tennis played for duty rather than amusement and progresses, via an afternoon party of old friends and jaded emotions, to a bewildering visit to Laura's son, imprisoned on a drugs' charge. At its close, the possibility of death within the family hauls unresolved conflicts centre stage and Laura strips herself of the posturing and self-deceit with which she has cloaked her vulnerability.

Editorial Reviews

Cosmopolitan
Her heroine stands before us... a looking glass through which to see ourselves.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
. A day in the life of Laura, a 40-year-old English novelist. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748127658
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
11/03/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
288 KB

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Meet the Author

Nina Bawden, CBE, is one of Britain's most distinguished and best-loved novelists. She has published over forty novels and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. In 2004 she received the PEN Award for a Lifetime's Service to Literature.

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