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Canarino

(2004)
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This remarkable debut novel is a vibrant tale of beauty and passion, stalked by desolation. Katherine Bucknell captures the tragedy of a marriage on the brink with extraordinary delicacy and insight and draws us into a compelling world glittering with wealth and social prestige.

David is an investment banker; Elizabeth, his wife, is a woman of peerless beauty and refinement. They have two children; their marriage seems perfect. Why does she want him to retire and move home to America? One summer evening David, alone in their empty mansion, receives a phone call from a long-lost friend. So begins a tale about friendship, marriage and betrayal that is filled with unexpected reversals.

Canarino is a portrait of intimate relationships set in a world of privilege and achievement. Its characters possess personal gifts in dazzling abundance, yet their appetites to succeed, to be exceptional, tempt them to risk everything. How can we recognise love and friendship? Which are the bonds that bind people longest? What is the cost for the heart of seeking perfection?

Like the drink of the title - boiling water over a twist of lemon peel - the prose has a sharp, delicate clarity. Beneath its polished surface lie psychological depths both uncanny and haunting. Canarino is a novel that lingers in the mind, long after the final page has been turned.

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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Canarino
Author(s): Katherine Bucknell
ISBN: 0-00-717865-4 / 978-0-00-717865-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Canarino
Author(s): Katherine Bucknell
ISBN: 1-907993-21-5 / 978-1-907993-21-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paravion Press
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Canarino
Author(s): Katherine Bucknell
ISBN: 0-00-717866-2 / 978-0-00-717866-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Canarino
Author(s): Katherine Bucknell
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
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September 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Canarino
Author(s): Katherine Bucknell
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK