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The Misogynist By Piers Paul Read

The Misogynist by Piers Paul Read

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Summary

An acutely observed, funny and moving novel from award-winning writer Piers Paul Read

The Misogynist Summary

The Misogynist by Piers Paul Read

Jomier has reached the age of retirement, his children are grown up and his wife, after having an affair, has left him. Embittered and humiliated, he lives alone in London, mourning the disintegration of his marriage as he broods about the past and the present. When he falls for Judith, things begin to improve. Yet he still cannot escape his old habits and it is only when his daughter falls ill that he begins to reassess his feelings towards those he loves and his ability to forgive. Darkly humorous, ruthlessly satirical and surprisingly moving, The Misogynist is a perceptive exploration of the ways in which we can unintentionally let past disappointments affect our present, and how difficult it can be to move forward.

The Misogynist Reviews

'A beautifully observed portrait of a man at odds with the world...It is at once eloquent and entertaining, intelligent and incisive' * Tatler *
'Beautifully written and intelligent' * Scotsman *
'A telling portrait of an older man after a miserable divorce ... a well-observed portrait of middle-class London life for the older single man. It's hilariously funny' * Saga *
At once eloquent and entertaining, intelligent and incisive ... Novels don't come more diverting or sublimely satirical than this' * Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler *

About Piers Paul Read

Piers Paul Read was born in Buckinghamshire and studied History at Cambridge University. His books include the novel Monk Dawson, for which he won a Hawthornden Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award, and A Married Man which was dramatised for television in 1984 with Anthony Hopkins in the title role. A work of non-fiction, Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, documented the story of the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 and was adapted into the 1993 film Alive. In 1988 he was awarded a James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel, A Season in the West. Piers Paul Read lives in London.

Additional information

GOR002952045
9781408809891
1408809893
The Misogynist by Piers Paul Read
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2011-07-04
272
N/A
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