On Beauty - Penguin Essentials

Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction, 2006

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Publisher's Synopsis

WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

From the acclaimed author of Swing Time, White Teeth and Grand Union, discover a brilliantly funny and deeply moving story about love and family

Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful?

Set between New England and London, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

'Ambitious, hugely impressive, beautifully observed' Guardian

Book information

ISBN: 9780241989166
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction, 2006
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9945
Number of pages: 445
Weight: 256g
Height: 113mm
Width: 179mm
Spine width: 35mm