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The Past: A Novel by [Hadley, Tessa]
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“From the coziest and most familiar of fictional materials, Hadley has created a remarkable story as disturbing as it is diverting.” (Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air)

“Tessa Hadley recruits admirers with each book. She writes with authority, and with delicacy: she explores nuance, but speaks plainly; she is one of those writers a reader trusts.” (Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies)

“Exquisite…. For anyone who cherishes Anne Tyler and Alice Munro, the book offers similar deep pleasures. Like those North American masters of the domestic realm, Hadley crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural.... Extraordinary.” (Ron Charles, Washington Post)

“Deliciously precise.... Built in a Chekhovian manner, handily assembling the grown members of an extended family and their offspring under one roof.... Hadley is adept at delineating the Cranes’ brand of cultured middle-class Britishness in all its generational mutations.” (Fernanda Eberstadt, New York Times Book Review)

“Few writers have been as important to me as Tessa Hadley. She puts on paper a consciousness so visceral, so fully realized, it heightens and expands your own. She is a true master, and The Past is a big, brilliant novel: sensual, wise, compelling—and utterly magnificent.” (Lily King, author of Euphoria)

“Hadley is so insightful, such a lovely writer, that she pulls you right into the tangle of wires that connect and trip up the stressed siblings. She makes you feel for these imperfect people, want to scold them, and ultimately accept them as they are. Just like family.” (Kim Hubbard, People, Book of the Week)

“Each player... is so distinct, so warmly dimensional you soon feel you know them as well as they know each other. This alone... is a marvel. More marvelous still is Hadley’s seamless, steady control, moving individual and collective stories forward and backward in time - a splendid work.” (Joan Frank, San Francisco Chronicle)

“Universal in its appeal and its intuitive ways of revealing how human nature, even our own, can surprise us…. Readers…should prepare themselves…for the beautiful cadences of Hadley’s descriptive, lyrical prose.” (Connie Ogle, Miami Herald)

“Hadley is so perceptive… that it can feel like she’s revealing little secrets about life that it would have taken you years to notice on your own. A-” (Isabella Biedenharn, Entertainment Weekly)

“Splendid…. Hadley’s gift for depicting the interior lives of children and adults rivals Ian McEwans’s in the aptly lauded first section of Atonement.” (Amy Gentry, Chicago Tribune)

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A- “…so skilled at fluidly dipping in and out of the minds of her characters

Product details

  • File Size: 779 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (January 5, 2016)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2016
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WQZSCPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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