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Arlington Park

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable ordinariness of life. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable houses, its residents live out the dubious accomplishments of civilization: material prosperity, personal freedom, and moral indifference. In Arlington Park, men work, women look after children, and people generally do what's expected of them. It's a world awash in contentment but empty of belief, and riven with strange anxieties. How are they to know right from wrong? How should they use their knowledge of other people's sufferings? What is the relationship of politics to their own domestic arrangements?
Set over the course of a single rainy day, the novel moves from one household to another, and through the passing hours conducts a deep examination of its characters' lives: of Juliet, enraged at the victory of men over women in family life; of Amanda, warding off thoughts of death with obsessive housework; of Solly, who confronts her own buried femininity in the person of her Italian lodger; of Maisie, despairing at the inevitability with which beauty is destroyed; and of Christine, whose troubled, hilarious spirit presides over Arlington Park and the way of life it represents.
Darkly comic, deeply affecting, and wise, Arlington Park is a page-turning imagining of the extraordinary inner nature of ordinary life, by one of Britain's most exciting young novelists.

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April 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Arlington Park
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ISBN: 0-7862-9449-3 / 978-0-7862-9449-7 (USA edition)
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December 2006 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 0-374-10080-2 / 978-0-374-10080-3 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: Arlington Park
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ISBN: 1-4056-1761-6 / 978-1-4056-1761-1 (UK edition)
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January 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: Arlington Park
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ISBN: 1-4059-1760-1 / 978-1-4059-1760-5 (UK edition)
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Arlington Park
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ISBN: 0-571-22847-X / 978-0-571-22847-8 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Arlington Park: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-312-42672-0 / 978-0-312-42672-9 (USA edition)
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arlington Park
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-571-22848-8 / 978-0-571-22848-5 (UK edition)
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 0-571-23340-6 / 978-0-571-23340-3 (UK edition)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arlington Park
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ISBN: 0-571-23339-2 / 978-0-571-23339-7 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Arlington Park
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August 2007 : UK Audio edition
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July 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Arlington Park
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ISBN: 1-4074-6136-2 / 978-1-4074-6136-6 (UK edition)
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2007 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Arlington Park
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-84632-161-1 / 978-1-84632-161-0 (UK edition)
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2007 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-4281-6665-3 / 978-1-4281-6665-3 (USA edition)
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December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Arlington Park
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Arlington Park: A Novel
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