Offshore

Paperback | April 1, 1998

byPenelope Fitzgerald

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On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river's tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they belong to one another in a motley yet kindly society. There is Maurice, by occupation a male prostitite, by happenstance a receiver of stolen goods, by nature a friend to all. And Richard, a buttoned-up ex-navy man, whose boat, much like its owner, dominates the Reach. Then there is Nenna, a faithful, loving but abandoned wife, and diffident mother of two young girls running wild in the waterfront streets.

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On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river's tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they belong to one another in a motley yet kindly society. There is Maurice, by occupation a male prosti...

In 1997 Penelope Fitzgerald's novel The Blue Flower was named one of the New York Times Book Review's eleven Best Books of the Year. Winner of the 1979 Booker Prize for Offshore, Fitzgerald was also short-listed for the Booker for The Bookshop. The Beginning of Spring, and The Gate of Angels. Penelope Fitzgerald lives in England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.26 × 5.54 × 0.4 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Mariner Books

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ISBN - 10:0395478049

ISBN - 13:9780395478042

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