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Bowlaway (Hardback)

By McCracken, Elizabeth

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A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the author of The Giant's House From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century - nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person - Bertha Truitt i...s an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalises and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark - with Bertha its most notable resident. She changes the town forever: her defining spirit resonating powerfully through every board and brick and bone. In a voice laced with insight and her signature sharp humour, Elizabeth McCracken has written an epic family saga set against the backdrop of twentieth-century America. Bowlaway is both a stunning feat of language and a brilliant unravelling of a family's myths and secrets, its passions and betrayals, and the ties that bind and the rifts that divide.
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ISBN 9780224087117
Released NZ 14 Mar 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780224087117
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 14 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McCracken, Elizabeth
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 611g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Sagas, FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / Family Life / General, Sagas, Massachusetts - Fiction - History - 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade