A possible life : a novel in five parts / Sebastian Faulks.

By: Faulks, Sebastian [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Hutchinson, 2012Description: 294 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780091936815 ; 9780099549222; 9780091936815 ; 9780091936808 Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Social interaction -- Fiction | Love -- Fiction | Regret -- Fiction | Opportunity -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. DDC classification: 823/.914 Summary: In Second World War Poland, a young prisoner closes his eyes and pictures going to bat on a sunlit English cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands--suddenly and with awe--the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading to her. On a summer evening in the Catskills in 1971, a skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar and with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a gifted scientist discovers links between time and the human brain and between her lover's novel and his life. Throughout the five masterpieces of fiction that make up "A Possible Life," exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection.
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In Second World War Poland, a young prisoner closes his eyes and pictures going to bat on a sunlit English cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands--suddenly and with awe--the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading to her. On a summer evening in the Catskills in 1971, a skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar and with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a gifted scientist discovers links between time and the human brain and between her lover's novel and his life. Throughout the five masterpieces of fiction that make up "A Possible Life," exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection.

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