Bitter Orange

October 9, 2018|
Bitter Orange by CLAIRE FULLER
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From the bestselling author of Swimming Lessons comes a suspenseful new novel set in 1969 England about one woman''s obsession with a glamorous, hedonistic couple living downstairs who aren''t what they seem.

From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers, while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours'' private lives.

To Frances'' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to spend time with her. It is the first occasion that she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes till the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled.

But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don''t quite add up - and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur. Amid the decadence of that summer, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand all their lives forever.

CLAIRE FULLER is the bestselling and award-winning author of three previous novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the Desmond Elliot Prize and was a finalist for the ABA Adult Debut Book of the Year Award and the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award; Swimming Lessons, which was a national bestseller; and Bitter...
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Title:Bitter OrangeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 inPublished:9 octobre 2018Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487004672

ISBN - 13:9781487004675

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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