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The Beat of the Pendulum

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
The book of the year...

Every day for a year, Catherine Chidgey recorded the words and language she came across during her day-to-day life - phone calls, television commercials, emails, radio shows, conversations with her family, street signs and satnav instructions. From these seemingly random snippets, she creates a fascinating portrait of modern life, focusing on the things that most people filter out.

Chidgey listens in as her daughter, born through surrogacy, begins to speak and develop a personality, and her mother slips into dementia. With her husband, she debates the pros and cons of moving to a new town. With her publisher, she discusses the novel she is writing. While, all around, the world is bombarding her with information.

InThe Beat of the Pendulum, Chidgey approaches the idea of the novel from an experimental new direction. It is bold, exciting, funny, moving and utterly compelling.

'For those who love books, Catherine Chidgey is a find' - Ali Smith

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beat of the Pendulum: A Found Novel
Author(s): Catherine Chidgey
ISBN: 1-78563-090-3 / 978-1-78563-090-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lightning Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beat of the Pendulum: A Found Novel
Author(s): Catherine Chidgey
Publisher: Lightning Books
Availability: Amazon UK