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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 04/07/2011
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There's this set of things everyone expects from you... Since her boyfriend Gus was killed in 9/11, Billy has been pretending. It is easier for her to stay silent and go through the motions of grief than to tell the truth: that she was planning to leave Gus, and that his death left her feeling a mixture of ambivalence and anguish that she is still struggling to resolve. Drawing from her experience, Billy writes The Lake Shore Limited. The opening night of the play brings together three people whose lives intersect and interweave with Billy's: Leslie, Gus's older sister, haunted by his death and constantly aware of what could have been; Rafe, the actor who brings the joy and sadness of his own marriage into his role; and Sam, a recently divorced man who is irresistibly drawn to Billy's distinctive, enigmatic beauty. Together these four voices create a mesmerizing novel of entanglements, connections and inconsolable losses.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408809884
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'I was very moved by this subtle and truthful book. Sue Miller's writing, while never showy, builds an honest, elegant world around the reader' * Sadie Jones *
'A deeply affecting examination of the thoughts and feelings of four people still moving in the shadow of that tragedy ... exquisite' * Washington Post *
`An acutely observant writer capable of revealing painful emotional truths about the human condition ... heartbreaking' * Sunday Telegraph *
'A haunting chamber-music piece with many different solos...The result is her most nuanced and unsentimental novel to date' * New York Times *

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“Sometimes a bit slow, but overall a good read”

A book about a play - The Lake Shore Limited - and the emotions it evokes in those who see it and are involved in it's creation. It is an original exploration of human relationships. The characters were... More

Paperback edition
1st November 2010
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“A suitable Summer Read”

Did not enjoy this as much as The Senator's Wife.
Not an easy read as you have to wade through lengthy chapters on each character but a good read if you like getting under the skin of people in a big way.

Paperback edition
27th June 2010
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“Disappointing”

I found The Lake Shore Limited, although well written a difficult book to read at times. The book is written from various characters perspective which forms the way the book is set out, which can lead to large... More

Paperback edition
30th May 2010
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