Family Romance : A Memoir

Author: John Lanchester
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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9780571234431
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
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  • : March 2008
  • : 197mm X 127mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 22.99
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  • : John Lanchester
  • : Paperback
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Description

In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of "Fragrant Harbour", John Lanchester pieces together his family's past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets - from his grandparents' life in colonial Rhodesia to his mother's time as a nun - with clear-eyed compassion. First published 2007.

Promotion info

Family Romance, by John Lanchester, is an astonishing true story of family secrets stretching around the world and through three generations, by the bestselling author of Capital and Fragrant Harbour.

Awards

Shortlisted for PEN/Ackerley Prize 2008.

Reviews

"While Lanchester's parentage and transient childhood in the 'hybrid, postcolonial-to-capitalist bubble' are far from ordinary, his insight into the nature of families, their secrets and their sacrifices strike universal chords in this lovingly told account of how one storyteller came to be." - "Publisher's Weekly" "From the Hardcover edition."