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Offshore

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: London : Collins, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dry, genuinely funny novel, set among the houseboat community who rise and fall with the tide of the Thames on Battersea Reach. Living between land and water, they feel as if they belong to neither! Maurice, a male prostitute, is the sympathetic friend to whom all the others turn. Nenna loves her husband but can't get him back; her children run wild on the muddy foreshore. She feels drawn to Richard, the ex-RNVR  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Fitzgerald
ISBN: 0002216140 9780002216142 0006542565 9780006542568
OCLC Number: 5753271
Awards: Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1979.
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1979
Description: 141 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Penelope Fitzgerald.

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Penelope Fitzgerald's Booker Prize-winning novel set among the houseboat community of the Thames.  Read more...

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Praise for Penelope Fitzgerald and `Offshore': `An astonishing book. Hardly more than 50,000 words, it is written with a manic economy that makes it seem even shorter, and with a tamped-down Read more...

 
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