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Bowlaway

Bowlaway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McCracken, Elizabeth

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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 is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to spea...k 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 singular 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 9781787331693
Released NZ 19 Mar 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781787331693
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 19 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McCracken, Elizabeth
Category Modern Fiction
Sagas
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 465g
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

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