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Asunder

(2013)
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Marie's job as a guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But amid the hushed corridors of the Gallery surge currents of history and violence, paintings whose power belies their own fragility. There also lingers the legacy of her great-grandfather Ted, the museum guard who slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the gallery's masterpieces on the eve of the First World War.

After nine years there, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris, where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world is torn open.

Asunder is a rich, resonant novel of beguiling depths and beautiful strangeness, exploring the delicate balance between creation and destruction, control and surrender.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Asunder
Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
ISBN: 0-544-30984-7 / 978-0-544-30984-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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May 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Asunder
Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
ISBN: 0-7011-8741-7 / 978-0-7011-8741-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Asunder
Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
ISBN: 0-09-957275-3 / 978-0-09-957275-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Asunder
Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
ISBN: 1-4448-1926-7 / 978-1-4448-1926-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Asunder
Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
ISBN: 0-544-00346-2 / 978-0-544-00346-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Asunder
Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
Publisher: Mariner Books
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May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Asunder
Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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