The Northern Clemency

The Northern Clemency

Book - 2008
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"In 1974, the Sellers family is transplanted from London to Sheffield in Northern England. On the day they move in, the Glover household across the street is in upheaval: convinced that his wife is having an affair, Malcolm Glover has suddenly disappeared. The reverberations of this rupture will echo through the years to come as the connections between the families deepens. But it will be the particular crisis of ten-year-old Tim Glover-set off by two seemingly inconsequential but ultimately indelible acts of cruelty-that will erupt, full-blown, two decades later. These lives unfold against the vividly rendered backdrop of twentieth-century England at the dawn of the Thatcher era: prosperity for some and disenfranchisement for others, which will have a drastic impact on both families."--Inside front cover.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 597 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781400044481
Branch Call Number: Hens

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cluker
Oct 16, 2012

Similar to Michael Chabon's most recent. Excellent book.

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toby65
Nov 24, 2011

Looking at the comments, I guess this is a "love it, or hate it" book.
Beautifully written, short listed for the Booker. Wonderful.

RenGrrl Oct 26, 2011

A great book from a great writer. Like an English Franzen.

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macierules
Dec 05, 2009

This book was a flatliner - throughout the 600 pages I didn't feel a single emotion. It was a saga spanning 30 years in Sheffield outlining the details of two families living across from each other. Incessant details....way too boring.

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