Auteur(s): Margaret Drabble
Uitgave: paperback, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 308
Uitgever: Penguin Books, Harmondsworth
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1990
Afmetingen: 181 x 111 x 20 mm
Gewicht: 178 g + 40 g (verpakking) = 218 g
A natural curiosity – Margaret Drabble
NOW IN THEIR FIFTIES, LIZ, ALIX AND ESTHER ARE MORE THAN EVER DISPOSED TO QUESTION, TO RE-EVALUATE, TO EXAMINE THEIR MOTIVES AND DIRECTIONS IN THE BRUTALLY PROSPEROUS, ATROCITY-HUNGRY SOCIETY OF EIGHTIES BRITAIN.
Is Alix’s mass-murderer a hideous new phenomenon of the age, or are his roots in the pillaging Romans or the barbaric ancient Britons? Can Esther’s experiment with a different love in a different land, or Shirley’s mad escapade, free either from old ways and well-worn habits? And has Liz’s life really been not a line, but a circle, drawing her forward to her beginnings?
In a narrative that moves effortlessly from black comedy to acute social observation, Margaret Drabble’s A Natural Curiosity picks up some of the characters and stories of The Radiant Way, while adding others and shifting the scene to the North, in an engrossing continuation of her vivid panorama Of the way we are today.