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The hilarious new novel from the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread'A thoroughly modern love story' Guardian, Books of the Year Kate Battista is stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and infuriating younger sister Bunny? Dr Battista has other problems. His brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, his new scientific breakthrough will fall through... When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. Will Kate be…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The hilarious new novel from the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread'A thoroughly modern love story' Guardian, Books of the Year Kate Battista is stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and infuriating younger sister Bunny? Dr Battista has other problems. His brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, his new scientific breakthrough will fall through... When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. Will Kate be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round? Anne Tyler's brilliant retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. The answer is as surprising as Kate herself.
  • Produktdetails
  • Hogarth Shakespeare
  • Verlag: Random House Uk; Vintage
  • Seitenzahl: 263
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. März 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 126mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 194g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099589877
  • ISBN-10: 0099589877
  • Artikelnr.: 45743896
Autorenporträt
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.
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"It's knockabout comedy at its best, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny and, indeed, may be her funniest book to date" John Harding Daily Mail
"Delightful, ingenious and convincing ... Anyone who values good writing and the intelligent observation and depiction of how people feel, think and speak will enjoy it too" (Allan Massie Scotsman) 'I loved Kate and Pyotr and the way they discover the oversized, tender, irreverent relationship that fits them ... It is joyful' (Rachel Joyce) 'Read her books and she can actually change your view, change how you see the world' (Judy Finigan, Mail on Sunday) 'Tyler writes with an apparent effortlessness which conceals great art' (Helen Dunmore, Stylist) 'Tyler's sentences are wholly hers, instantly recognisable and impossible to duplicate' (Hanya Yanigihara, Observer) 'A new novel from Tyler is always a treat' (Daily Mail)