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Gale, Patrick 1962-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 304 publications in 8 languages and 8,157 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6057.A382, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Patrick Gale
Rough music by Patrick Gale( Book )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 825 libraries worldwide
"On his fortieth birthday, Will Pagett receives an unexpected gift: two weeks at a perfect beach house in Cornwall. Seeking some distance from the married man with whom he's having an affair, he invites his aging mother and father to share his holiday, knowing the sun and sea will be a welcome change for them. But the cottage and the stretch of sand before it seem somehow familiar, and memories of a summer long ago begin to surface."--Jacket
Notes from an exhibition by Patrick Gale( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 715 libraries worldwide
When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies painting obsessively in her attic studio in Penzance, her saintly husband and adult children have more than the usual mess to clear up. She leaves behind an extraordinary and acclaimed body of work - but she also leaves a legacy of secrets and emotional damage that will take months to unravel
A place called winter by Patrick Gale( Book )
19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
"A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything. Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonized Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before. In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. It is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love."--Page [4] of cover
The whole day through by Patrick Gale( file )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
A forty something woman has been obliged to move in with her elderly mother because she is a committed naturist no conventional care home will admit her. A bittersweet relationship has recently revived with the great love of her student days, he too is a carer. But what or who broke them apart twenty years ago and is it about to happen again?
A perfectly good man by Patrick Gale( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
When 20-year-old Lenny Barnes, paralysed in a rugby accident, commits suicide in the presence of Barnaby Johnson, the much-loved priest of a West Cornwall parish, the tragedy's reverberations open up the fault lines between Barnaby and his nearest and dearest. Their personal stories illuminate Barnaby's ostensibly happy life, and the gulfs of unspoken sadness that separate them all. Across this web of relations scuttles Barnaby's repellent nemesis - a man as wicked as his prey is virtuous
The whole day through by Patrick Gale( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and French and held by 478 libraries worldwide
A forty something woman has been obliged to move in with her elderly mother because she is a committed naturist no conventional care home will admit her. A bittersweet relationship has recently revived with the great love of her student days, he too is a carer. But what or who broke them apart twenty years ago and is it about to happen again?
Tree surgery for beginners by Patrick Gale( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
A British man who prefers trees to people decides to marry anyway, but his wife leaves him for another. So, tree surgeon Lawrence Frost flies to California to recover among its redwoods
Facing the tank by Patrick Gale( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Bestselling author Patrick Gale's quirky and hilarious novel of English country life is "a ridiculously crazy tour de force" (Publishers Weekly). The town of Barrowcester-pronounced "Brewster"-is English as can be. From its cozy little pubs to its immaculate cathedral close, the quiet city seems straight out of the pages of Thomas Hardy. For American academic Evan Kirby, it's paradise, a welcome escape from the United States, where he was haunted by the grim memories of his brutal divorce. A historian of angels and demons, he has come to Barrowcester to explore the cathedral library. But he will find there are no angels in this peculiar little village-only demons lurking around every corner. From the agnostic bishop and his cannabis cookie-addicted mother to the sex-mad cardinal and the schoolboy with a very unusual relationship with his spaniel, every Barrower has a secret, each more shocking than the last. Evan came to bury himself in work, but as redemption comes to Barrowcester one sinner at a time, will he find love instead' Inspired by Patrick Gale's own youth in England's ancient capital, Facing the Tank is a loving satire of the absurdities at the heart of provincial life. An homage to Anthony Trollope, it is as sparkling a novel as Britain has produced in the last fifty years
Little bits of baby by Patrick Gale( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Complicated relationships in modern day London
Gentleman's relish by Patrick Gale( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Love (& loathing) within families are dissected -- a father makes an unexpected discovery about his son which is too hard for him to cope with. A son wreaks revenge through the power of cookery. Three generations of the same family gain freedom through the years in a once-despised caravan
The aerodynamics of pork by Patrick Gale( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and French and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Patrick Gale's perennially popular debut novel takes a wry and romantic look at love both in and out of the closet. At fifteen years and eleven months, violinist Seth Peake is a musical prodigy who's secretly attracted to men. Scheduled to begin music college in the fall, he is en route to Cornwall to spend the summer at the Trenellion Festival, a pacifist festival of art and music his family helped to found. There he falls head over heels for a gorgeous, unsuitable sculptor named Roland. Seth's older sister, Venetia, has a problem. Her period is five weeks late. But she's a virgin and no one has touched her sexually except her father, Huw-a secret she has told no one. Is the world about to bear witness to history's second immaculate conception' Doing her best to hold the family together is mother and wife Evelyn, who prays for Venetia to find fulfillment, Seth to be spared from pride, and her problems with Huw magically to vanish. Inspector Maude Faithe-Mo to her friends-is a lesbian cop who fought for the right of policewomen to wear pants, given that they're doing a "man's job." She has risen through the ranks of London's Metropolitan Police and been promoted twice for bravery. She lives alone with her large cat and a secret tragedy-until she falls passionately in lust with a singer. As Mo and Hope become lovers, Mo's dogged pursuit of the person responsible for stealing and desecrating the predictions of a newspaper astrologer leads to a surprising culprit. A witty and wise novel about sexual equality and the thrills and perils of wish fulfillment, The aerodynamics of Pork is an exhilarating ode to love that remains a cult favorite with Patrick Gale fans and readers of gay and lesbian fiction
Kansas in August by Patrick Gale( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 314 libraries worldwide
"Hilary is a young, attractive teacher with aspirations to be a tap-dancer. Henry, his elder sister, is a crisp, professional psychologist. The unpredictable and unreliable Rufus, a failed pianist, is their lover - whom neither Hilary nor Henry realise they are sharing. Despite the constant danger of discovery, this unwitting triangle persists, in delicate balance - until, that is, someone new and totally unexpected enters the frame. Having rescued an abandoned baby boy, found soaked and tearful in a subway, Hilary decides, to his own great surprise, to become a surrogate parent."--Amazon.com book description
Ease by Patrick Gale( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
A world-weary playwright takes on a fake name and a sleazy apartment-and learns to live again-in this charming novel from bestselling author Patrick Gale. Success came quick to Domina Tey. An award-winning playwright, Domina was famous before she finished university, and life has been easy ever since. Twenty years later, she churns out plays in the beautiful house she shares with her longtime lover, a novelist whose books are unreadable and whose sense of romance died long ago. Worst of all, Domina's muse has deserted her, and so she decides to go slumming for as long as it takes to get her life back on track. She takes a bedsit in Bayswater, one of London's seedier districts, with the hope that privacy will finally allow her to get some real work done. But she's barely written a page before she finds herself getting involved with her fellow tenants: a wannabe actress, a gay French lothario, and a devout member of the local Greek Orthodox Church. They show Domina a side of life she's never seen before, and she quickly learns that before she can start writing again, she will have to live. This sparkling second novel from Patrick Gale shows the wit, good humor, and deep understanding of human emotions that made him a rising star of literary London. As insightful as it is funny, Ease will make you want to pack a suitcase and find a bedsit of your very own
A sweet obscurity by Patrick Gale( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 273 libraries worldwide
An examination of the steps to which we will go to seek protection and security in others. Returning to haunted Cornish landscapes familiar from other Gale novels, it is the story of individuals in search of a family
The facts of life by Patrick Gale( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Three generations of a British family struggle through war, intolerance, infidelity, and illness in this "extraordinary blockbuster" (Time Out London). In the Roundel, an odd, secluded, eight-sided house in the English countryside, Edward Pepper and Sally Banks build a life. Hoping they've left hardship behind-they met when Sally, a doctor, treated Edward for tuberculosis after he escaped from Nazi Germany to England-they raise a family together. The German-Jewish composer has his devoted wife's support-though he is sidetracked by the temptations of the movie industry. But for Edward and Sally, their children, and their children's children, tragedy and joy will always go hand-in-hand, as they maneuver through a world of often bitter and brutal realities. And as the decades pass, a family shaped in equal measure by love and human failing will find itself sorely tested by mistrust, tyranny, misunderstanding, and an AIDS diagnosis. It will take more than the strength they found in their wartime romance to fight the battles of everyday life. The critically acclaimed novels of Patrick Gale have been compared to the writings of literary giants from Iris Murdoch to Gabriel Garcia MArquez. Powerful, moving, and magnificent, this multigenerational family saga is one of Gale's most compassionate and memorable works, a truly masterful fiction that Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City, calls "achingly true and beautiful."
Friendly fire by Patrick Gale( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
A classic work of nonfiction about the Vietnam War, Friendly Fire is the gripping, emotionally charged story of an American soldier{u2019}s death, his family{u2019}s quest for answers, and the distrust the war sowed between the American people and their government Drafted into the US Army, Michael Mullen left his family{u2019}s Iowa farm in September 1969 to fight for his country in Vietnam. Six months later, he returned home in a casket. Michael wasn{u2019}t killed by the North Vietnamese, but by artillery fire from friendly forces. With the government failing to provide the precise circumstances of his death, Mullen{u2019}s devastated parents, Peg and Gene, demanded to know the truth. A year later, Peg Mullen was under FBI surveillance. In a riveting narrative that moves from the American heartland to the jungles of Vietnam to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War march in Washington, DC, to an interview with Mullen{u2019}s battalion commander, Lt. Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, author C.D.B. Bryan brings to life with brilliant clarity a military mission gone horrifically wrong, a patriotic family{u2019}s explosive confrontation with their government, and the tragedy of a nation at war with itself. Originally intended to be an interview for the New Yorker, the story Bryan uncovered proved to be bigger than he expected, and it was serialized in three consecutive issues during February and March 1976, and was eventually published as a book that May. In 1979, Friendly Fire was made into an Emmy Award{u2013}winning TV movie, starring Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, and Sam Waterston. This ebook features an illustrated biography of C.D.B. Bryan, including rare images from the author{u2019}s estate
The cat sanctuary by Patrick Gale( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A powerful and moving novel in which Patrick Gale casts a compassionate yet satirically sharp eye over the pains and abuses inflicted by families, friends and lovers
Gentleman's relish by Patrick Gale( file )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A new collection of stories combining wit and poignancy to illuminate experiences both common and uncommon
Dangerous pleasures : a decade of stories by Patrick Gale( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Collected here, in DANGEROUS PLEASURES for the first time, are Patrick Gale's most brilliant pieces of short fiction. His subjects are wide-ranging and various - curious childhood loyalties, long-hidden unsettling mem- ories, newly discovered joys, dislocated relationaships, overwhelming, thrilling passions
Armistead Maupin by Patrick Gale( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
An intimate biography of the gay icon whose Tales of the City novels changed America's understanding of LGBT culture during the 1970s and AIDS-afflicted 1980s. Step into Armistead Maupin's house, and you will be greeted by a strapping young gardener, a wave of marijuana smoke, and the most gracious host in the world. When he isn't flitting from protests to orgies, Maupin is a natural storyteller, and San Francisco is his favorite subject. Pull up a chair and prepare to be swept away on a wave of wit, gossip, and the most outrageous sexual anecdotes you've ever heard. His house seems like a scene out of his legendary Tales of the City, and that's no accident: Every moment of his groundbreaking series was drawn, one way or another, from Maupin's remarkable life, from a middle-class upbringing in North Carolina to a stint in the navy during Vietnam. Maupin landed in San Francisco just in time to chronicle the gay rights revolution that was sweeping the city and the country as a whole, and from the moment his Tales were first serialized, that city was never the same. This is an intimate biography, written by Maupin's longtime friend, Patrick Gale. From his fling with Rock Hudson to the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, Maupin saw it all-and lived to tell the tale
 
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Gale, Patrick
Patrick Gale British novelist
Patrick Gale Brits romanschrijver
Patrick Gale escritor británico
ゲイル, パトリック
Languages
English (246)
French (10)
Polish (5)
Dutch (4)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (2)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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