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Tennis Party / Swimming Pool Sunday

(2001)
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Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples' children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises. Wickham's nonstop action reveals at every turn that matters may not be as they seem, and in the end one thing is crystal clear: the weekend is about anything but tennis.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Tennis Party & Swimming Pool Sunday
Author(s): Madeleine Wickham
ISBN: 0-552-99961-X / 978-0-552-99961-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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