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Kicking Fifty by Lisa Appignanesi Witty Comedy Book 1552784304


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Being a singleton of 30-something may have its problems. Bein one as you approach fifty and have a teenage daughter to boot would provide a challenge even to Jane Austen. Enter Jude Brautigan, divorcee, bookshop owner, daughter, mother, friend, and fierce letter writer. Kicking fifty, Jude finds herself sandwiched between a demented mum and a rarely sensible daughter whose hormones rage in a direction opposite to her own, though not always with dissimilar consequences.

Jude doesn't like to confess it, even to her old, (and thus inevitably feminist) self, but she still harbours perverse urges: she wouldn't mind a lover; she wouldn't even mind something a little more sentimentally permanent, though to speak of permanence at her waning age feels a little like tempting fate. Not to mention her daughter.

Fate is tempted in her own mysterious way, of course. She presents Jude with a lover who is just a sliver away from half her age. No adolescent girl worth her womanhood can possibly allow her mother that. And Nell is worth her womanhood. Nor is Jude's former husband. Now the slimmed down mate of a nubile twelve year old (according to Jude) altogether pleased. He gives Jude his depressive son by a first marriage to look after, since she seems to understand young men so well.

And then, Nell does a bunk. So does the lover.

"A national treasure." OTTAWA CITIZEN

Book Condition: Good
Ex-Library Book
Spine Crease
Edge Wear
Wear
Library Stamp Inside Book
"NOV 09 2004, ALBION and A" Writings on Book Edges
Green Line Mark on Bottom of Book
Sticker Residue Remains on Front Cover
Tape with Paper on Spine Binding
Writing on First Page

Binding: Softcover
Language: English
Published: 2004

ISBN-10: 1552784304
ISBN-13: 9781552784303


  • Model/UPC/ISBN: 9781552784303
  • Shipping Weight: 0.195kgs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: McArthur & Company

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