Clever Girl

by Tessa Hadley

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

Clever Girl Synopsis

All the qualities that readers praised in The London Train are present in Clever Girl, Tessa Hadley's brilliant new novel. It follows the story of Stella, from her childhood as the daughter of a single mother in a Bristol bedsit in the 1960s into the mysterious shallows of her middle age. The story is full of drama - violent deaths, an abrupt end to Stella's schooldays, two sons by different fathers who aren't around to see the boys grow up - but as ever it is her observation of ordinary lives, of the way men and women think and feel and relate to one another, that dazzles. Yes, you think. This is how it is.

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Clever Girl Press Reviews

'As discrete entities, Hadley's short stories are intense, miniature novels in themselves; bound together in a novel, they become quietly brilliant, offering an incisive exploration into how life's individuals episodes add up to a meaningful whole.' -- Francesca Angelini Sunday Times

 

'Hadley is a writer of exceptional intelligence and skill and, for all the apparent conventionality of her vision, hers is a subtly subversive talent.' -- Edmund Gordon Observer

 

'There is something reassuring yet deliciously unexpected about a Tessa Hadley novel.' -- Helen Brown Daily Telegraph

 

'The most astute and sympathetic of writers.' -- Susanna Rustin Guardian

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ISBN: 9780099570523
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099570523
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Tessa Hadley
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley is the author of four highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All Right, The Master Bedroom and The London Train, and two collections of stories, Sunstroke and Married Love. She lives in Cardiff and teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University, where she has recently been appointed Professor of Creative Writing. Her stories appear regularly in the New Yorker, Granta and other magazines.

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