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A Stranger City

(2019)
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'[A] shimmering new novel . . . Grant's book is as much a love letter to London as a lament, an ode to pink skin after sunny days and lost gloves waving from railings' The Economist

'A compelling portrait of contemporary London, it's a novel fit for shifting, uncertain times' Suzi Feay, Financial Times

'A Stranger City feels like a very important novel for right now: no politically ponderous diatribe but a witty, sunlounger-accessible and deeply humanising story about people - about us - and the societal shipwreck we're stuck in' Evening Standard

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community - and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film-maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman in their own ways. London is a place of random meetings, shifting relationships - and some, like Chrissie intersect with many. The film-maker and the policeman meanwhile have safe homes with wives - or do they? An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate - or have they? The wonderful Linda Grant weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birth place can decide how we live and with whom.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Stranger City
Author(s): Linda Grant
ISBN: 0-349-01050-1 / 978-0-349-01050-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Stranger City
Author(s): Linda Grant
ISBN: 0-349-01048-X / 978-0-349-01048-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Stranger City
Author(s): Linda Grant
ISBN: 0-349-01049-8 / 978-0-349-01049-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Stranger City
Author(s): Linda Grant
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Stranger City
Author(s): Linda Grant
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Stranger City
Author(s): Linda Grant
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Stranger City
Author(s): Linda Grant
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU