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Babel Tower By A. S. Byatt

Babel Tower
by A. S. Byatt

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After her husband becomes violent, Frederica Potter flees with her young son to London. Then Frederica meets Jude Mason, the strange and charismatic author of a wildly controversial novel. When her husband files for divorce and Jude becomes the target of a high-profile court case, Frederica's life threatens to spiral out of control.
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Babel Tower by A. S. Byatt

After her husband becomes violent, Frederica Potter flees with her young son to London. There, she secures a teaching position in an art school, and finds herself surrounded by painters and poets with dreams of rebellion. Then Frederica meets Jude Mason, the strange and charismatic author of a wildly controversial novel. When her husband files for divorce and Jude becomes the target of a high-profile court case, Frederica's life threatens to spiral out of control. THE THIRD FREDERICA POTTER NOVEL

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Babel Tower Reviews


"Tartly funny, emotionally engrossing and headily intelligent" * Sunday Times *
"A formidable feast of a book... A. S. Byatt can use her extraordinary mind to probe passional conflicts more hair-raisingly well than any thriller-writer" * Daily Telegraph *
"In this exuberant and vastly ambitious novel, A. S. Byatt has made both an intellectual chronicle and an intimate history... This book is about the life of art and the art of living, and its prose is charged with powerful images" * Harpers & Queen *
"A remarkable book, of exceptional gravity and serious charm... it balances an acute sense of the values of art and intellect with an imaginative sympathy. Its ambition is almost unique in the English novel" * Spectator *

About A. S. Byatt


A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children's Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her `inspiring contribution to life writing' and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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GOR001079593
Babel Tower by A. S. Byatt
A. S. Byatt
The Frederica Potter Novels
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1997-04-03
624
0099839407
9780099839408
N/A
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