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Tread softly

Author: Wendy Perriam
Publisher: London : Peter Owen, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lorna, 39, is married to unconventional Ralph, who in turn is wedded to his 27 pipes and his artificial-grass business. In fact, it's a menage a trois, the third party being Lorna's Monster, a gleefully sadistic personification of her panic attacks. The Monster has a field day when, following a botched operation, Lorna is sent to convalesce among the deaf and demented inmates of a Care Home from Hell, where the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor
Fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Black humour (Literature)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perriam, Wendy, 1940-
Tread softly.
London : Peter Owen, 2002
(OCoLC)647041161
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Perriam
ISBN: 0720611768 9780720611762
OCLC Number: 49833155
Description: 324 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Wendy Perriam.

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Lorna, 39, is married to unconventional Ralph, who in turn is wedded to his 27 pipes and his artificial-grass business. In fact, it's a menage a trois, the third party being Lorna's Monster, a gleefully sadistic personification of her panic attacks. The Monster has a field day when, following a botched operation, Lorna is sent to convalesce among the deaf and demented inmates of a Care Home from Hell, where the staff have more problems than the patients. But despite such unpromising surroundings she begins to blossom, discovering new friendships, untapped talents, and even a reawakened interest in sex, thanks to the attentions of an ardent young care-worker.Meanwhile, back in the outside world, Ralph is being sued by a vindictive business client, and risks losing his house and his livelihood. As his fortunes wane, Lorna is offered a challenging new job, which threatens the already precarious balance of their life together.

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'The fear of the world, the fight to face it and not run away, is the realest thing in all experience to me.' - Tennessee Williams

 
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