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Offcomer By Jo Baker

Offcomer
by Jo Baker

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Claire is a woman with little self-esteem, little sense of who she is and little in the way of feeling beyond her regular recourse to cutting her ankle with a razor. This work tells Claire's story from Oxford University to Northern Ireland, of her disastrous relationship with a young academic and the emergence of secrets from her mother's past.
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Offcomer by Jo Baker

Set in Lancashire, Oxford and Belfast, Offcomer (Lancashire dialect for an outsider) tells the story of Claire. Claire - in her own words, 'Jewish-ish' - is the daughter of a Jewish mother adopted when young by Gentiles, and a Gentile father. She is a young woman with little self-esteem, little sense of who she is and little in the way of feeling beyond her regular recourse to cutting her ankle with a razor. Offcomer tells Claire's story from Oxford University to Northern Ireland, of her disastrous relationship with a young academic and the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, to her gradual acceptance of herself as she finds a path to some level of self-esteem and self-worth. Offcomer is a truly remarkable debut, a novel of quiet and real power.

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About Jo Baker


Born and raised in the village of Arkholme near Lancaster, Jo Baker was educated at Oxford and now lives in Belfast.

Additional information

GOR002000757
Offcomer by Jo Baker
Jo Baker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2003-04-03
304
0099437791
9780099437796
N/A
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