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Innocence

by Kathleen Tessaro

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Innocence

Fluctuating back and forwards throughout the 80s and 90s, this is a tale of disillusionment, disappointment and disenchantment as life kicks our heroine down.  But then the ghost of a dead friend makes her re-examine herself.  An interesting tale, strangely uplifting.

Comparison: Jenny Éclair, Susie Boyt, Jessica Adams.
Similar this month: Serena Mackesy, Elizabeth Noble.

Sarah Broadhurst

Innocence Synopsis

It's 1987 and Evie is leaving home for the first time, headed for London to study acting. Along with her fellow students and roommates, Imogene (a born again Laura Ashley poster child and frustrated virgin) and Robbie (native New Yorker, budding bohemian, and very much not a virgin), Evie's determined to make her mark both on stage and off.

But then life and love, in the shape of struggling rock musician Jake Albery, intervene. And everything changes.

Fourteen years later and Evie's stuck. She's now a single mother teaching drama classes, her dreams long since abandoned. Robbie's dead, killed in car accident and Imo's lost touch.
 

Then a friendship from the past comes to haunt Evie. Literally. And suddenly everything is about to change again.

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Innocence Press Reviews

‘…. is written with the same cool precision as her bestseller Elegance.â SUNDAY TIMES

‘An absorbing novel of love, innocence and experience.â WOMAN AND HOME

‘A warm tale of love, friendship and following your dreams.â COSMOPOLITAN

‘This is a coming-of-age novel for women who have wasted their 20s on cheap men and rough wine.â Guardian

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ISBN: 9780007151455
Publication date: 26/12/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007151455
Publication date: 26th December 2005
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Kathleen Tessaro

Born in Pittsburgh, Kathleen Tessaro studied drama at Carnegie-Mellon University before emigrating to London. After ten years working as an actress in films, television and theatre, she left the profession and spent several years working for the English National Opera, while training in the evenings as a drama teacher and voice coach.   During this time, she began to write. Working on short stories during her lunch hour, she soon became a regular member of the Wimpole Street Writers Workshop, a collection of female authors who meet every week. Her debut novel, Elegance, was a huge success, reaching number two ...

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