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More Than I Love My Life: LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE

More Than I Love My Life: LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Grossman, David

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From the winner of the International Booker Prize and one of the finest writers at work today, an epic and deeply moving novel about the legacy of war and trauma on three generations of women On a kibbutz in Israel in 2008, Gili, along with the entire community, is celebrating th...e 90th birthday of her grandmother Vera, the adored matriarch of a sprawling and tight-knit family. Onto the scene enters Nina- the iron-willed daughter who rejected Vera's care; and the absent mother who abandoned Gili when she was still a baby. Nina's return to the family after years of silence precipitates the gripping, heart-wrenching story that unfolds, in which mother, daughter and grandmother are forced to confront the past head-on. Together with Rafael - father to Gili, lover to Nina and step-son to Vera - the three women embark on an epic journey to the desolate island of Goli Otok, formerly part of Yugoslavia. It was here, five decades earlier, that Vera was held and tortured as a political prisoner. And it is here that the three women will finally come to terms with the terrible moral dilemma that Vera faced, and that permanently altered the course of their lives. More Than I Love My Life is a grand-scale and sweeping story about the power of love and loving with courage. A novel driven by faith in humanity even in our darkest moments, it asks us to confront our deepest held beliefs about a woman's duty to herself and to her children.
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ISBN 9781787332942
Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781787332942
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 31 Aug 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Grossman, David
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Sagas
Historical Fiction
War Fiction
Women's Studies
Emergency Medicine: Trauma & Shock
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 892.437
Weight 353g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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