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Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge (2nd Hand Paperback)

£5.25
SKU B001844
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 2008 (This Edition 2016 - Scribner)
  • ISBN : 9781471168864
  • SKU : B001844
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Olive Kitteridge is a novel by American author Elizabeth Strout. It presents a portrait of the title character and a number of recurring characters in the coastal town of Crosby, Maine. It takes the form of 13 short stories that are interrelated but discontinuous in terms of narrative.

Olive Kitteridge might be described by some as a battle axe or by others as the kindest person they had ever met. Olive herself has always been certain that she is 100% correct about everything - although, lately, her certitude has been shaken. This indomitable character appears at the centre of these narratives that comprise Olive.

In each of them, we watch Olive, a retired schoolteacher, as she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life and the lives of those around her - always with brutal honesty, if sometimes painfully.

Olive will make you laugh, nod in recognition, as well as wince in pain or shed a tear or two. We meet her stoic husband, bound to her in a marriage both broken and strong, and her own son, tyrannised by Olive's overbearing sensitivities.

The reader comes away, amazed by this author's ability to conjure this formidable heroine and her deep humanity that infiltrates every page.

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