If Clara

byMartha BaillieNarrated byJennifer Dale

August 21, 2017|
If Clara by Martha Baillie
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In If Clara, nobody stands on firm ground. Daisy, a writer confined to her home, her leg in a cast from hip to ankle, receives a parcel containing the manuscript of a novel about a Syrian refugee and is asked to pose as its writer. Julia, the curator at the Kleinzahler Gallery, has no idea that her sister, Clara, has written a novel. However, she does know that Clara suffers from a debilitating mental illness, is unpredictable, and lapses easily into hostility. Maurice's life is changed by an art installation involving a pair of binoculars welded to the wall through which visitors are invited to observe passersby outside. An ultralight aircraft's collision with a quiet lawn brings them all together. If Clara explores the emotional weight of friendship, the complexity of family, and people inextricably entwined.

Martha Baillie's most recent novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, was published by Tin House Books in the US. It was an Oprah editors' pick, and received a boxed and starred review in Publishers Weekly. It will come out in France with Actes Sud in Spring 2017. Her previous novel, The Incident Report (available as an ebook from Tin...
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Title:If Clara
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.98 X 5.37 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.98 X 5.37 X 0.52 in
Published:August 21, 2017
Publisher:Coach House Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781552453568

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