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The Lightning Tree

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eBook (29 Jan 2015) | English | EPub format

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Synopsis

This is a story of two young people who fall in love - and then life gets in the way.

Ursula is part dreamer, part radical in the making. Raised in a matriarchal household by a CND-loving activist, she is impatient to begin a life of adventure. But this is Newcastle in the mid-80s where girls are getting permed and their dreams go no further than copping off down the Bigg Market. Then Ursula meets Jerry, a class warrior from the wrong side of town, intellectually hungry, erudite and ambitious. It is a meeting of bodies, souls, minds and ideals. Keen to pursue the road less travelled, Ursula heads to India while Jerry goes to Oxford and the promise of politics and power. But Ursula's family is clouded with secrets, and the past threatens to repeat itself. As Ursula searches for answers, she is soon drifting - and Jerry loses touch. What happens to young love when it is tested by real life?

In this second novel from the acclaimed author of The Whole Wide Beauty, Emily Woof interweaves across generations asking us to question the nature of love in all its forms.

About the Publisher

Faber & Faber

Faber & Faber

Faber and Faber is one of the last of the great independent publishing houses in London. With the great depth of its backlist, featuring books by no fewer than twelve Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners, a thriving frontlist and ever-growing e-book list, and new ventures including the print-on-demand Faber Finds imprint, Faber Digital (publisher of the award-winning The Waste Land for iPad App), Faber Academy (the creative writing school), as well as Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, and Faber Factory Plus, the company continues to go from strength to strength.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571255399
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Edition: Main
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: -1g