Becoming Strangers

by Louise Dean

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Becoming Strangers Synopsis

Jan has been dying for six years, bringing his unhappy marriage with Annemieke to an end in middle age. Their sons have given them one last gift, a holiday in the Caribbean. Dorothy and George have also been given a holiday, by their granddaughter - their first and probably last trip overseas. In the rain of Bexhill-on-Sea, two weeks at a beach resort seems irresistible. Alone together, in perfect surroundings, they are unable to escape their troubles, until a few chance events - a disappearance, an assault and a man called Bill Moloney - allow them to make something out of the ashes of their love. This is a different love story - about how there's seldom a 'happily ever after', but sometimes a chance to redeem a life together half-lived.

Becoming Strangers Press Reviews

Julie Myerson
'I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. In the end, I was so uplifted, I did both'

Jenni Murray, Woman's Hour
'The best book in its genre that I have read in a long time'

Daily Mail
'Dean has a deliciously lucid and seemingly effortless style...An exceptionally enjoyable book'

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ISBN: 9780743240000
Publication date: 06/09/2004
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780743240000
Publication date: 6th September 2004
Author: Louise Dean
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,

About Louise Dean

Louise Dean's first novel, BECOMING STRANGERS, was longlisted for the Man-Booker Prize and won the Betty Trask prize. She lives in France with her husband and three children.

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