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Ordinary People

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ordinary People by Diana Evans, read by Jennifer Saayeng.

'You can take a leap, do something off the wall, something reckless. It's your last chance, and most people miss it.'

South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution. Melissa has a new baby and doesn't want to let it change her, but in the crooked walls of a narrow Victorian terrace, she begins to disappear. Michael, growing daily more accustomed to his commute, still loves Melissa but can't quite get close enough to her to stay faithful.

Meanwhile, out in the suburbs, Stephanie is happy with Damian and their three children, but the death of Damian's father has thrown him into crisis - or is it something, or someone, else? Are they all just in the wrong place? Are any of them prepared to take the leap?

Set against the backdrop of Barack Obama's historic election victory, Ordinary People is an intimate, immersive study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and aging, and the fragile architecture of love. With its distinctive prose and irresistible soundtrack, it is the story of our lives and those moments that threaten to unravel us.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ordinary People: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-63149-481-3 / 978-1-63149-481-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ordinary People
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-78474-215-5 / 978-1-78474-215-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ordinary People: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-78470-724-4 / 978-1-78470-724-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ordinary People
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-385-69212-9 / 978-0-385-69212-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ordinary People: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-78474-216-3 / 978-1-78474-216-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Ordinary People
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-978659-16-4 / 978-1-978659-16-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ordinary People
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ordinary People
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ordinary People
Author(s): Diana Evans
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ordinary People
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Ordinary People: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Liveright
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June 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ordinary People
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ordinary People: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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