Sebastian Faulks - A Possible Life (2nd Hand Hardback)
. . . Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire.
. . . Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father is too ashamed to acknowledge his son.
. . . A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar and sings four songs that send shivers through the skull.
Through desperation and desire, soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of a connection - some key to understanding what makes us the people we become.
Provocative and profound, Sebastian Faulks' dazzling novel journeys across continents and time to explore the chaos created by love, separation and missed opportunities.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2012 (Hutchinson - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780091936808
- SKU : B002375
- PPC : SP600gm
- RRP : £18.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Every story within this novel bears the imprint of an extremely accomplished writer . . ." - The Guardian.
"Is there such a thing as a soul? If not, what makes us so certain than the lives we lead and the identities we inhabit are even relevant? Do you ever wonder, for example, what would have happened if you'd taken that road, instead of this one? And is it possible to know which one, of all the dozens of decisions we make every day, will be the one whose significance will echo on down for generations to come? These are the melancholy questions that permeate Sebastian Faulks' new book, "A Possible Life"
"Wow. Just wow. Five almost perfectly written short stories" - Goodreads Reviews.
Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE FRSL (born 20 April 1953) is a British novelist, journalist and broadcaster. He is best known for his historical novels set in France - The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray.
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