Coral Glynn: A Novel

Coral Glynn: A Novel

by Peter Cameron
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Coral Glynn: A Novel by Peter Cameron

Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950, to nurse the elderly Mrs. Hart, who is dying of cancer. Hart House is also inhabited by Mrs. Prence, the perpetually disgruntled housekeeper, and Major Clement Hart, Mrs. Hart's war-ravaged son, who is struggling to come to terms with his latent homosexuality. When a child's game goes violently awry in the woods surrounding Hart House, a great shadow—love, perhaps—descends upon its inhabitants. Like the misguided child's play, other seemingly random events—a torn dress, a missing ring, a lost letter—propel Coral and Clement into the dark thicket of marriage.

A period novel observed through a refreshingly gimlet eye, Coral Glynn explores how quickly need and desire can blossom into love, and just as quickly transform into something less categorical. Borrowing from themes and characters prevalent in the work of mid-twentieth-century British women writers, Peter Cameron examines how we live and how we love—with his customary empathy and wit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429950275
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 749,272
File size: 209 KB

About the Author

Peter Cameron is the author of Andorra (FSG, 1997), The City of Your Final Destination (FSG, 2002), and Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You (FSG, 2007). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City.


Peter Cameron is the author of Andorra (FSG, 1997), The City of Your Final Destination (FSG, 2002), and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (FSG, 2007). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City.

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Coral Glynn: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Let me just say "i never saw it coming", every twist and turn had me saying "no way" This book was Great, truly out of the ordinary for sure, totally different type of love story for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of money Poorly developed characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chaacters so psychologically damaged you dont like them or in the end feel rewarded for having spent a couple of hours trying to get to know and understand. A sad and constipated world. The book lurches among things it might have been
bluemoonKS More than 1 year ago
Depressing with miserable characters with little to redeem them. Total waste of time and money
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Peter Cameron's style of writing is very descriptive and holds your interest throughout the book.
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ShanGoyette More than 1 year ago
There was a consistent sense of compassion for the main characters throughout. You wanted their lives to end up in a fairy tale but pleased with the unconventional outcome. A lively read for a weekend.
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Boring story about miserable characters you care nothing about. At 142 pages, $10.99 is an outrageous cost, and i feel duped. Don't do it!