A Change of Climate: A Novel
Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple. For thirty years they have devoted themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago, young and newly wed, they went as missionaries to South Africa. Unprepared for what they found, meaning only to do good, they blundered badly and were departed to an isolated mission station in Bechuanaland. There, the world that could happen did. Shattered by this encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to sepak of it again. But the past lay festering. When Ralph falls into an affair, Anna can find no forgiveness in her heart, and thiry years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying more than a marriage - destroying their love, their faith, their very sense of self, until everything they thought they were is threatened with disintegration.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - otterley - LibraryThing
I hope that Hilary Mantel returns to contemporary settings, much as I love her period work. This novel, set amongst the virtuous and socially liberal in the countryside is bracing, challenging, funny ... Read full review
A CHANGE OF CLIMATEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Acclaimed British novelist Mantel (An Experiment in Love, 1996, etc.; see below) offers a provocative take on men and women of goodwill side-swiped by unsuspected evil and betrayal in places as far ... Read full review
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