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We Are Not Ourselves

Thomas Matthew

9780007559213

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $29.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780007559213
Published: September 2014

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD

NOMINATED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE

NAMED A NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES

A stunning, heartbreaking debut - 'We Are Not Ourselves' is both the intimate story of a family and an epic of the American Century.

The product of a stormy upbringing in an Irish Catholic enclave of New York City, Eileen craves stability. Coming of age in the early Sixties, she meets and marries a young scientist named Edmund Leary.

But while Eileen wants more for her family, Ed won't give up teaching for a better-paid job. Inadvertently Eileen starts to climb her own career ladder in nursing. She pushes Ed into finding a new home, but it becomes clear that his resistance is part of a deeply troubling psychological shift.

In this masterful debut, Matthew Thomas paints a sprawling, profoundly sympathetic portrait of a family coping with slow-burning tragedy. 'We Are Not Ourselves' is a grand testament to our deepest hopes and most human frailties.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780007559213
Published: September 2014

Number of pages: 500
Width: not specified
Height: not specified
Depth: not specified

Publisher: not specified

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