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Novel about My Wife

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
If I could build her again using words, I would: starting at her long, painted feet and working up, meticulously shading in every cell and gap and space for breath until her pulse just couldn't help but kick back in to life; her hip bones, her red knuckles, the soft skin of her thighs, and her fine crackle of hair.Tom Stone, skinnyish, fortyish, English, is madly in love with his wife Ann, an Australian in self-imposed exile in London. Pushing forty and expecting their first child, they buy their first, semi-derelict house in Hackney. They believe this is their settled future, despite Tom's stalling career and their spiralling money troubles. But Ann becomes convinced she's being shadowed by a local homeless man whose presence seems like a terrible omen. As her pregnancy progresses she spends hours cleaning and reorganising the house, and sits up all night talking with a new feverish passion. As their child grows, so too does Tom's sense of an impending, nameless threat. Their home appears beset with vermin, smells and strange noises. On the verge of losing the house, Tom makes a decision that he hopes will save their lives.

Dark, sensuous and utterly compelling, "Novel About My Wife" is a taut, chilling novel about the need for escape and the perils of forgetting.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Brimming with talent." - Esther Freud


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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Novel About My Wife (Ulverscroft)
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 1-84782-670-9 / 978-1-84782-670-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 0-385-66224-6 / 978-0-385-66224-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 0-7475-8422-2 / 978-0-7475-8422-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 0-7475-9560-7 / 978-0-7475-9560-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 0-385-66225-4 / 978-0-385-66225-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 0-7475-9650-6 / 978-0-7475-9650-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 1-59691-166-2 / 978-1-59691-166-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Audio Editions

2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
ISBN: 1-4084-1759-6 / 978-1-4084-1759-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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December 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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October 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Novel About My Wife
Author(s): Emily Perkins
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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