Sweet Obscurity

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Patrick Gale gives readers a sad tale of the lengths to which we will go to seek protection and find family. Dido, the nine-year-old heroine and emotional centre of the novel, knows that the adults who surround her, the adults who should know better, depend on her for happiness.

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Bittersweet and startling, A SWEET OBSCURITY is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived.

‘Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon’ Sunday Times

Since her mother’s death, nine year old Dido has been living with her eccentric aunt, acting as peacekeeper between Eliza, her estranged husband Giles and his girlfriend. They are each cruelly burdened in different ways. Chance draws them down to Cornwall, where a country idyll offers to lighten their urban cares. Eliza falls in love with local farmer, Pearce, an event that causes the four adults to re-assess their lives, with some painful and unforeseen consequences for adults and child alike.

Additional information

Weight 0.352 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

499

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K