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|Barnesville Public Library||ASH (Text)||33500011122314||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1933372869 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9781933372860 (pbk.)
342 p. ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2010.
|General Note:||Originally published: London : Arcadia Books, 2009.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 June #1
The narrator of Ashworth's absorbing debut is self-help-obsessed Annie Fairhurst, an overweight woman at the tail end of her twenties who moves to a quiet English neighborhood with her cat, Mr. Tips, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to become a part of her neighbors' lives, Annie is vague about her own pastâher story about the whereabouts of her husband and young daughter changes depending on whom she's talking to. She quickly becomes enamored of the guy next door, Neil, despite the fact that he lives with Lucy, a beautiful 19-year-old. Annie mounts a campaign against her competition for Neil's heart, accusing Lucy of harming Mr. Tips and attempting to enlist the sympathies of the neighborhood busybody and one of Neil's friends. As the drama between Annie and her neighbors unfolds, Ashworth gradually sheds light on Annie's past, revealing what happened to her husband and child, as well as the depth of Annie's machinations, and her delusions. Not to be missed by readers who enjoy smart, satirical literary fiction. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
Jenn Ashworth studied English at Cambridge University and Creative Writing at Manchester. In 2006 an exract from A Kind of Intimacy was short-listed in a national competition entitled "The Enigma of Personality."
In 2009 she left her job as a prison librarian in order to work on her second novel. You can read her award-winning blog at www.jennashworth.co.uk
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