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A Sweet Obscurity: A Novel by [Gale, Patrick]
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“An impressive writer with a sharp eye for telling detail and a poet’s ear for a well-turned phrase . . . Gale’s talent is undeniable . . . .engaging.” —The Guardian
 
“What is delightful about Gale’s fiction is that it so warmly and convincingly illuminates ordinary lives and interests.” —The Daily Telegraph
 
“Exerts the unmistakable force of a novelist in the process of discovering a new, strong voice. With this alarming and technically very skillful romance, he is decidedly a man to watch.” —The Mail on Sunday
 
“Flawless. Gale is a master of context and background, flinging wide the perspectives of his dramatic personae with exemplary patience and generosity . . . Triumphantly redemptive.” —The Times Literary Supplement
 
“This is arguably Gale’s most questioning, troublesome work. It amuses, startles and occasionally bewilders. A Sweet Obscurity is worth every minute of your time.” —The Independent
 
“Intriguing and impressive . . . A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon.” —The Sunday Times
 
“Gale is a master of character, and he slips under the skins of his women protagonists with such wit that it’s often hard to believe he’s a man.” —Elle
 

About the Author

Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester, before attending Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land’s End. One of the United Kingdom’s best-loved novelists, his recent works include A Perfectly Good Man, The Whole Day Through, and the Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller Notes from an Exhibition. His latest novel, A Place Called Winter, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize, the Walter Scott Prize, and the Independent Booksellers’ Novel of the Year award. To find out more about Patrick and his work, visit www.galewarning.org.
 

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  • File Size: 1770 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (May 31, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 31, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01E6HYN4G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,670,684 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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