The Stranger's Child

The Stranger's Child

Alan Hollinghurst

The UK number one hardback bestseller from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty

The Sunday Times Novel of the Year

‘With The Stranger’s Child, an already remarkable talent unfurls into something spectacular’ Sunday Times

In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge friend Cecil Valance, a charismatic young poet, to visit his family home. Filled with intimacies and confusions, the weekend will link the families for ever, having the most lasting impact on George’s sixteen-year-old sister Daphne.

As the decades pass, Daphne and those around her endure startling changes in fortune and circumstance, reputations rise and fall, secrets are revealed and hidden and the events of that long-ago summer become part of a legendary story, told and interpreted in different ways by successive generations.

Powerful, absorbing and richly comic, The Stranger’s Child is a masterly exploration of English culture, taste and attitudes over a century of change.

‘I would compare the novel to Middlemarch . . . a remarkable, unmissable achievement’ Independent

‘Magnificent . . . universally acclaimed as the best novel of the year’ Philip Hensher

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ISBN: 9780330483278
Publication date: 24.05.2012
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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ISBN: 9780230759787
Publication date: 01.07.2011
Running time: 1260 Minutes

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Picador
ISBN: 9781447203988
Publication date: 27.06.2011

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