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A Stairway to Paradise

(1999)
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After the party, Alex, in the driving seat, seems rather out of sorts, whereas Barbara, who's sitting in the back, is singing her way through the George Gershwin songbook, which seems to indicate a state of happiness, or at least contentment. Andrew, third passenger in the car, riding shotgun beside his old friend Alex, whom he's just met again after a ten-year interval when he was living in America, can't quite judge - he isn't entirely used yet to reading all the signs of his native land. Feeling their way, both figuratively and literally, through the ensuing situation, each of the people in Madeleine St John's fourth novel at once reveals, and acquires, the mysterious attribute we call character.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A moral comedy as well as a social one." - Helen Dunmore


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Hardback Editions

July 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Stairway to Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 0-7867-0662-7 / 978-0-7867-0662-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Stairway to Paradise
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 0-00-732773-0 / 978-0-00-732773-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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July 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Stairway to Paradise
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 0-7867-0795-X / 978-0-7867-0795-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Stairway to Paradise
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 1-85702-888-0 / 978-1-85702-888-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: Stairway to Paradise
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 1-84115-124-6 / 978-1-84115-124-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Stairway to Paradise: Text Classics
Author(s): Madeleine St John
Publisher: Text Publishing
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