EXPERIMENT IN LOVE, AN

By: MANTEL, HILARY

Price: $7.50


A "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book of the Year
It was the year after Chappaquiddick, and all spring Carmel McBain had watery dreams about the disaster. Now she, Karina, and Julianne were escaping the dreary English countryside for a London University hall of residence. Interspersing accounts of her current position as a university student with recollections of her childhood and an ever difficult relationship with her longtime schoolmate Karina, Carmel reflects on a generation of girls desiring the power of men, but fearful of abandoning what is expected and proper. When these bright but confused young women land in late 1960s London, they are confronted with a slew of new preoccupations--sex, politics, food, and fertility--and a pointless grotesque tragedy of their own.
Hilary Mantel's magnificent novel examines the pressures on women during the early days of contemporary feminism to excel--but not be "too" successful--in England's complex hierarchy of class and status.

Title: EXPERIMENT IN LOVE, AN

Author Name: MANTEL, HILARY

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

Publisher: PICADOR:

ISBN Number: 0312426879

ISBN Number 13: 9780312426873

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 234189

Description: PAPERBACK, TANNED INSIDE [MANTEL, HILARY]

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