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Janet Burroway's critically acclaimed novel, which the New Yorker hailed as "enormously enjoyable" and Newsweek called "a novel of rare and lustrous quality," is the story of a woman whose unraveling marriage sends her on a personal odyssey halfway around the world to Japan

Virginia Marbalestier has come a long way from the California trailer park where she grew up. Now a designer at the textile firm where her husband is the number-two executive, as the mother of a young daughter and the mistress of an English Tudor manor, she has it all. But her husband, Oliver, is becoming increasingly elitist and controlling, resentful of her friendships, and rough in bed. The arrival of a new employee, a distressed young woman in whom Virginia finds the missing threads of her own identity, and the firm's possible merger with a Japanese competitor heighten the tensions between Virginia and Oliver, and impel Virginia to set off on a foreign adventure that will change her life forever.

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Used availability for Janet Burroway's Raw Silk

Hardback Editions

July 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Raw Silk
Author(s): Janet Burroway
ISBN: 0-575-02308-2 / 978-0-575-02308-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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March 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Raw Silk
Author(s): Janet Burroway
ISBN: 0-316-11767-6 / 978-0-316-11767-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown
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Paperback Editions

May 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Raw Silk
Author(s): Janet Burroway
ISBN: 0-553-25907-5 / 978-0-553-25907-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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February 1979 : USA Paperback

Title: Raw Silk
Author(s): Janet burroway
ISBN: 0-671-82252-7 / 978-0-671-82252-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Raw Silk: A Novel
Author(s): Janet Burroway
Publisher: Open Road Media
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