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A Little Stranger

by Kate Pullinger

Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on A Little Stranger

Anyone who has been stuck at home with a toddler will identify with Fran but we don’t all go to the lengths that she does …. She ups and leaves.  But this is not just a book about mothers not coping for it is an interesting study of family relationships and surviving in the modern world.

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A Little Stranger Synopsis

Fran has been married to Nick for more than 12 years, since they were eighteen. They are happy together until a ‘little stranger’ arrives, in the form of baby Louis, and their lives are irrevocably changed. The boy has good health and a sweet nature, but Fran feels stifled, her old life merely a memory. So, one day, she simply walks away.

A Little Stranger Press Reviews

Kate Pullinger's new novel is gripping, sharp and brilliantly kind. She knows the gamble that life is and she never once flinches. Her books are always revelations’ Ali Smith

‘A witty, charming and highly readable novel, laced with an exploration of those primal fears that stubbornly remain taboo among mothers’ Independent

'Truths and lies are layered skilfully… Pullinger writes with insight about the damage that siblings can do to each other’ Daily Express

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ISBN: 9781852424879
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781852424879
Publication date: 3rd May 2007
Author: Kate Pullinger
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction,

About Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger was born in British Columbia and educated on Vancouver Island. She moved to England where she has worked as a lecturer and writer in residence at a variety of institutions including Battersea Arts Centre, and HMP Gartree and Maidstone. She is the author of several novels including When the Monster Dies (1989); The Last Time I Saw Jane (1996); and Weird Sister (1999).

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