The American Lover by Rose TremainThe American Lover by Rose Tremain

The American Lover

byRose Tremain

Paperback | December 22, 2015

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A seductive new collection from "a magnificent story-teller." --Independent on Sunday
     Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster's cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter's demands,embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.
     Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories. In her precise yet sensuous style she lays bare the soul of her characters -- the admirable, the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy and the adorable -- to uncover a dazzling range of human emotions and desires.
ROSE TREMAIN's bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country). Restoration was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. The sequel, Mer...
Title:The American LoverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:December 22, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099548445

ISBN - 13:9780099548447

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from DNF I attempted to listen to the audio book because I had heard good things and I was turned off almost immediately. I thought that short stories would be perfect for an audio book because they would be short and go quickly, but on the first story I found myself so bored and the characters so prosaic that I just couldn't continue and had to stop.
Date published: 2017-09-04

Editorial Reviews

"Tremain is not one to waste words… It is all done with an economy that seems effortless but which is the product of years of craft. Her real gift here though is in giving form to the loneliness and melancholy present in every place and every age." --Michael Prodger, Financial Times"Even in the most melancholy stories, Tremain delivers slivers of hope or humour to temper the tragedies. Fallibility is levelling rather than depressing and this collection highlights with subtlety and grace just how human it is to get things wrong." --Christian House, Daily Telegraph"Rose Tremain’s excellent collection of short stories… with a keen ear for dialogue and restless changes of scene, she shows desire and disappointment to be universal and timeless emotions." --Editor’s Choice: Fiction, Daily Telegraph"A playful blurring of boundaries… With cool, forensic wit, her own prose both lush and lean, Tremain measures the gap between desire and experience." --Boyd Tonkin, Independent