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Paper Moon by Marion Husband
  

Paper Moon

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This is a beautifully composed literary love story set just after World War II and told partly in flashback of the war itself and the eventful and traumatic time inflicted on the lives of the two main characters, which strain their relationship to breaking point and force them apart. The writing style is lucid and subtle, and vividly conveys the complexities of the characters' motivations.

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Synopsis

Paper Moon by Marion Husband

Winner of The Andrea Badenoch Fiction Award.

The passionate love affair between Spitfire pilot Bobby Harris and photographer's model Nina Tate lasts through the turmoil of World War Two, but is tested when his plane is shot down. Disfigured and wanting to hide from the world, Bobby retreats from Bohemian Soho to the empty house his grandfather has left him, a house haunted by the secrets of Bobby's childhood, where the mysteries of his past are gradually unravelled and he discovers that love is more than skin deep.

Following on from The Boy I Love, Marion Husband's highly acclaimed debut novel, Paper Moon explores the complexities of love and loyalty against a backdrop of a world transformed by war.

About the Author

Marion Husband
Winner of the first Andrea Badenoch Prize for Fiction in 2005 for Paper Moon, Marion Husband graduated with distinction and won the Blackwell Prize for Best Performance for the MA in Creative Writing at Northumbria University in 2003. She currently teaches creative writing through the Open College of the Arts and has poems and short stories published, most recently a pamphlet of poetry about her father and childhood entitled Service. Her first novel, The Boy I Love, was published in July 2005 to much critical acclaim. Marion is married with two children and lives in the Tees Valley.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th March 2006

Author

Marion Husband

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Author's Website

www.marionhusband.com

Publisher

Accent Press Ltd

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
All Shortlists and Winners


ISBN

9781905170142

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