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The Artificial Anatomy of Parks by Kat Gordon
  

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As Tallie grows up, she learns the hard way about damage and betrayal, that in the end, the worst betrayals are those we inflict on ourselves. This is her story about the journey from love to loss and back again.

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Synopsis

The Artificial Anatomy of Parks by Kat Gordon

At twenty-one, Tallulah Park lives alone in a grimy bedsit. There's a sink in her bedroom and a strange damp smell that means she wakes up wheezing. Then she gets the call that her father has had a heart attack.Years before, she was being tossed around her difficult family; a world of sniping aunts, precocious cousins, emigrant pianists and lots of gin, all presided over by an unconventional grandmother. But no one was answering Tallie's questions: why did Aunt Vivienne loathe Tallie's mother? Who was Uncle Jack and why would no one talk about him? And why was everyone making excuses for her absent father?

Reviews

- A compulsive family drama, Tallulah Park explores the devastating effects of keeping secrets. Kat Gordon deftly tells the story of Tallulah's past, building to a dramatic, unputdownable conclusion in her present. An excellent read.- --Emma Chapman, author, How To Be a Good Wife -With heartbreakingly understated prose, Kat Gordon lays out the terrible loneliness of a child at the center of an exploded, secretive family. It is an autopsy of how we love and an exploration of forgiveness, both disturbing and shimmering in deceptive simplicity.- --Liza Klaussmann, author, Tigers in Red Weather

A compulsive family drama, Tallulah Park explores the devastating effects of keeping secrets. Kat Gordon deftly tells the story of Tallulah s past, building to a dramatic, unputdownable conclusion in her present. An excellent read. Emma Chapman, author, How To Be a Good Wife

With heartbreakingly understated prose, Kat Gordon lays out the terrible loneliness of a child at the center of an exploded, secretive family. It is an autopsy of how we love and an exploration of forgiveness, both disturbing and shimmering in deceptive simplicity. Liza Klaussmann, author, Tigers in Red Weather


About the Author

Kat Gordon was born and grew up London, attending Camden School for Girls. She read English at Somerville College, Oxford and worked at Time Out briefly after graduating, before travelling around America for 3 months then returning to Africa to travel and work as a teacher and HIV counsellor. Since finishing her MA in Creative Writing in 2009 she also worked as a gymnastics coach. She lives with her boyfriend (also a writer), and their cat. Seven months ago they moved to Budapest, and then Reykjavik, to concentrate on writing and to see some Icelandic trolls.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th June 2015

Author

Kat Gordon

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Publisher

Legend Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781785079863

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