Slack-Tide (Hardback)Elanor Dymott (author)
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By midsummer the thing between us was finished, and it was as if a storm had torn the roof from over me.
It is four years since the loss of a child broke her marriage, and Elizabeth is fiercely protective of her independence. She meets Robert - exuberant, generous, apparently care-free - and they fall in love with breath-taking speed.
Slack-Tide tracks the ebbs and flows of the affair: passionate, coercive, intensely sexual. When you've known lasting love and lost it, what price will you pay to find it again?
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 23 mm
'Often, the best books work on you subcutaneously, by accretion, not letting you know precisely what they're about until days or even weeks after you've finished them... Vivid and memorable... Slack-Tide is a fierce and often very funny send-up of a generation of men who think they can have their cake and eat it.' - Alex Preston, Observer
'Forensic and spare, Slack-Tide is a persuasively messy (and sinister) tale of mixed-up emotions.' - Anthony Cummins, The Metro
'Dymott writes particularly well on sex, and is refreshingly comfortable with the ambiguities at play in each encounter. This psychologically intelligent study ... packs a very precise punch.' - Zoe Apostolides, The Financial Times
'When two people meet is it need, fantasy or love? Slack-Tide takes us on an urgent journey and kept me reading late into the night.' - Esther Freud
'A compelling and beautiful reflection on the stories that hold us together and keep us apart.' - Sarah Moss
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