Dazzling novel from Carol Shields, author of `The Stone Diaries', winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and `Larry's Party', winner of the Orange Prize. `Breathtaking...a masterpiece.' Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail Reta Winters has a loving family, good friends, and growing success as a writer of light fiction. Then her eldest daughter suddenly withdraws from the world, abandoning university to sit on a street corner, wearing a sign that reads only `Goodness'. As Reta seeks the causes of her daughter's retreat, her enquiry turns into an unflinching, often very funny meditation on society and where we find meaning and hope. `Unless' is a dazzling and daring novel from the undisputed master of extraordinary fictions about so-called `ordinary' lives.
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Short-listed for Orange Prize for Fiction 2003 Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2002 Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2002 Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 2002
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