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Constance (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
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The aloof and enigmatic Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan when she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior, at a literary party. A few weeks later, he proposes marriage and Constance accepts, moving into his dark, book-filled apartment. But Constance is tortured by a bitter past. When her father makes a devastating revelation, Constance's fragile psyche suffers a profound shock. Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely. Sidney can only watch and wait, doubting his own moral strength. Constance's consolation is the friendship of Sidney's boy Howard, a strange, delicate child, not unlike Constance herself...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408843321
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A tour de force ... Unforgettable -- Julie Myerson * New York Times *
Patrick McGrath is one of the age's most elegantly accomplished divers into the human psyche, and in his new novel he brings us another resonant sounding from that deep well. Constance is an intricate, multi-layered and, in the end, surprisingly tender work from a master writer -- John Banville
Superb ... Constance is a beautifully wrought creation who stands at the book's centre like a cool column of marble ... The New York location, not to mention Constance's neurotic flights, may put one in mind of Esther Greenwood in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. McGrath has long been a great writer of modern gothic ... Brilliant -- George Pendle * Financial Times *
Elegant psychological thriller -- Kate Saunders * The Times *
The foremost writer of modern, psychological gothic ... Ultimately less bleak than some of McGrath's other work, Constance confirms him as a masterful writer not just of gothic but of complex relationships in crisis * Sunday Times *
Subtle and ingenious and provocative * Spectator *
A stately, artful realism ... This is McGrath at his most subtle and restrained * Times Literary Supplement *

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