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Unless

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel (nominee)
Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Reta Winters has a loving family, good friends, and growing success as a writer of light fiction. Then her eldest daughter suddenly withdraws from the world, abandoning university to sit on a street corner, wearing a sign that reads only 'goodness'. As Reta seeks the causes of her daughter's retreat, her enquiry turns into an unflinching, often very funny meditation on society and where we find meaning and hope. Unless is a dazzling and daring novel from the undisputed master of extraordinary fictions about so-called 'ordinary' lives.

Genre: General Fiction

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