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Author Jones, Sadie.

Title The outcast / Sadie Jones.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2009.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FICTION JONES    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F JONES    AVAILABLE
Edition First Harper Perennial edition.
Description 347 pages, 14 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published in Great Britain in 2008 by Chatto & Windus.
Summary It's 1957 and Lewis Aldridge is travelling back to his home in the South of England. He is straight out of jail and nineteen years old. His return will trigger the implosion not just of his family, but of a whole community. A decade earlier, his father's homecoming casts a different shape. The war is over and Gilbert reverts easily to suburban life--cocktails at six-thirty, church on Sundays--but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her. Not far away, Kit Carmichael keeps watch. She has always understood more than most, not least from what she is dealt by her own father's hand. Lewis's grief and burgeoning rage are all too plain, and Kit makes a private vow to help. But in her attempts to set them both free, she fails to predict the painful and horrifying secrets that must first be forced into the open.
Awards Costa Book Awards First Novel award, 2008.
Finalist for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.
Note Includes extras section: conservation with Sadie Jones, writing the book, and the author's picks on books, films, and plays.
Subject Ex-convicts -- England -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780061374043 paperback
0061374040 paperback

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