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The Great Wide Open

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The latest epic from international bestseller Douglas Kennedy 'Accomplished.a strangely mesmerising effect.absolutely excellent' New Statesman New York, 1980s Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations within resonate, perhaps, because she has just watched her own family implode. As she reads she wonders- When did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice? Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970s Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan. But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers - how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others. The Great Wide Open is an immensely ambitious and compulsive saga; a novel which will speak volumes to anyone who has marvelled at that pain that can only be caused by family itself.

Product code: 9780099585213

ISBN 9780099585213
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS35
No. Of Pages 592
Publisher Cornerstone
'Accomplished...a strangely mesmerising effect...absolutely excellent'
New Statesman

New York, 1980s

Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life.