August (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for the Whitbread Award, "August" is the life of a family through 15 summer trips to Wales. This unforgettable first novel revels in nostalgia for post-war England.

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393332711
SKU 206196582
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393332713
Release Date 8/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
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"AUGUST might sound like a depressing romp through the murkier side of a dysfunctional family holiday, but it is a striking and impressive work and a rare find among first novels. Woodward, an award-winning poet...weaves together an unusual chord of memories and lives, without romanticism or melodrama....One of the most original [novels] of the year."
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Annotation Every August, Aldous Jones brings his family to a Welsh farm for vacation, but as the years pass the family idyll begins to slide towards dysfunction and despair. Based in part on his own family, poet Gerard Woodward's debut novel (shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize) is a stark and fierce look at a fracturing family.
Editors Note Ever since Aldous Jones careened over the handlebars of his bicycle in 1955 and landed next to farmer Evan's field, it has become a tradition for him to take his family camping in Wales, believing that a certain symbiosis exists between their lives in their North London home and the Welsh village that they only ever see in August. Original.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0308
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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