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An Empty Room

An Empty Room

(2003)
A novel by

 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel (nominee)

"An Empty Room tells us something significant about the furies and hurts of first love."
Elizabeth Buchan


After months away, Emily returns to London and to a family on the verge of disintegration. She spends nights in cramped bars, drinking and smoking with her beautiful but damaged boyfriend Tom and his friends. It is a lifestyle that leaves her feeling directionless and jaded. In her search to believe in something or someone, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Simon, Tom's complex and charming cousin. But Simon is married, and as he and Emily become closer and the summer draws to an end they are forced to make decisions that will have a devastating effect on both families.

In prose that is by turns mournful and joyous, Talitha Stevenson has created a moral maze of subtle beauty. Full of insight and compassion, AN EMPTY ROOM is a startling debut.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: An Empty Room: A Novel
Author(s): Talitha Stevenson
ISBN: 0-7867-1279-1 / 978-0-7867-1279-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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June 2003 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: An Empty Room
Author(s): Talitha Stevenson
ISBN: 1-86049-983-X / 978-1-86049-983-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

July 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: An Empty Room
Author(s): Talitha Stevenson
ISBN: 0-15-603281-3 / 978-0-15-603281-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: An Empty Room
Author(s): Talitha Stevenson
ISBN: 1-86049-984-8 / 978-1-86049-984-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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