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Coral Glynn

(2012)
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Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950, to nurse the elderly Mrs. Hart, who is dying of cancer. Hart House is also inhabited by Mrs. Prence, the perpetually disgruntled housekeeper, and Major Clement Hart, Mrs. Hart's war-ravaged son, who is struggling to come to terms with his latent homosexuality. When a child's game goes violently awry in the woods surrounding Hart House, a great shadow - love, perhaps - descends upon its inhabitants. Like the misguided child's play, other seemingly random events - a torn dress, a missing ring, a lost letter - propel Coral and Clement into the dark thicket of marriage.

A period novel observed through a refreshingly gimlet eye, Coral Glynn explores how quickly need and desire can blossom into love, and just as quickly transform into something less categorical. Borrowing from themes and characters prevalent in the work of mid-twentieth-century British women writers, Peter Cameron examines how we live and how we love - with his customary empathy and wit.

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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Coral Glynn: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Cameron
ISBN: 0-374-29901-3 / 978-0-374-29901-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Coral Glynn: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Cameron
ISBN: 1-250-02413-7 / 978-1-250-02413-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

March 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Coral Glynn: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Cameron
ISBN: 1-61120-717-7 / 978-1-61120-717-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Coral Glynn: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Cameron
ISBN: 1-61120-721-5 / 978-1-61120-721-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Coral Glynn: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Cameron
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Coral Glynn: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Cameron
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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