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The Game

A.S. Byatt


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PUBLISHED: 15th October 1992
ISBN: 9780099998402
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They share a set of disturbing memories of a strange childhood game and of Simon, the handsome young neighbour who loved them both. The old, wild emotions surge back, demanding and urgent, and this time the game is played out to a fatal finish.
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  • Paperback
    $22.19
PUBLISHED: 15th October 1992
ISBN: 9780099998402
ANNOTATION:
They share a set of disturbing memories of a strange childhood game and of Simon, the handsome young neighbour who loved them both. The old, wild emotions surge back, demanding and urgent, and this time the game is played out to a fatal finish.

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They share a set of disturbing memories of a strange childhood game and of Simon, the handsome young neighbour who loved them both. The old, wild emotions surge back, demanding and urgent, and this time the game is played out to a fatal finish.

Publisher Description

Cassandra is an Oxford don; Julia, her sister, a bestselling novelist. They share a set of disturbing memories of a strange childhood game and of Simon, the handsome young neighbour who loved them both. Years later Simon re-enters their lives via a television programme on snakes and intrudes into their uneasy compromise of mutual antagonism and distrust. The old, wild emotions surge back, demanding and urgent, and this time the game is played out to a fatal finsih. Rich in ideas, subtle and exhilarating, THE GAME is a superb novel.

Author Biography

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), and the Frederica Quartet; The Children's Book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999 and is the recipient of the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her 'inspiring contribution to life writing'.

Review

"Complex and thoughtful" Times Literary Supplement "One of our finest living novelist, who manages to tease and to satisfy both the intellect and the imagination" Daily Telegraph

Kirkus UK Review

A childhood game that magnetized sisters Cassandra and Julia serves as potent metaphor for their uneasy adult relationship. Cassandra, now an Oxford don lives a life of seclusion in contrast to blithe spirit Julia, a prize-winning novelist lost in the distractions of the media circus. Old and bitter rivalries resurface when Simon, a former beau who had unwisely made a fleeting guest appearance in their dark familial drama many years earlier, suddenly crops up on the television. They seek him out again, like hunting rapturs. (Kirkus UK)

Product Details

Author
A.S. Byatt
Year
1992
ISBN-10
0099998408
ISBN-13
9780099998402
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1992-10-15
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
304
Publisher
Vintage Publishing