Orange Shortlist 2012
ATLANTIC Bks., Literature
Paperback, Ed: 01, 2012, 9781848877368
AUD $18.17 ex, AUD $19.99 inc
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The collapse of her brief marriage has stalled Bea Nightingale's life, leaving her middle-aged and alone, teaching in an impoverished borough of 1950s New York. When her estranged, difficult brother asks her to leave New York for Paris to retrieve a nephew she barely knows, she becomes entangled in the lives of her brother's family and even her ex-husband. Every one of them is irrevocably changed by the events of just a few months in that fateful year. Travelling from New York to Paris to Hollywood, aiding and abetting her nephew and niece while waging a war of letters with her brother, facing her ex-husband and finally shaking off his lingering sneers from decades past, Bea Nightingale is a newly liberated divorcee who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the very people she tries to help.