Penguin Book


Landfall

Helen Gordon

Alice Robinson is having doubts about her job on a fashionable London art magazine. Agreeing to housesit for her parents, she moves back to the tree-lined suburban streets of her childhood and finds herself confronting some truths about the way she's chosen to live her life. How, in the modern world, should a person be? And what, now, are the guides that show us how to live? Exploring the landscape of the South East and the nature of life on an island, this clear-eyed, mordantly witty, warm and unsparing novel culminates in one of the most surprising and destabilizing endings you'll have read in some time. Reminiscent of Penelope Fitzgerald's Offshore and the work of Elizabeth Taylor, Landfall marks the arrival of a significant new British talent.

Helen Gordon was born in 1979 and grew up in Croydon. She currently lives in east London and is a former associate editor of Granta magazine. Landfall is her first novel.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
06/10/2011
Category
  • Fiction
Format TPS
214 x 153mm
Extent
224
US
Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd
Translation
Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd
Film
Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd
Serial
Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd
Audio (Unabridged)
Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd
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