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Faber, 2007 - Career changes - 273 pages
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Rosa Lane is a fashionable journalist in her 30s, already the picture of London achievement. Her boyfriend is something in politics & her other friends are prosperous & ambitious. But one afternoon, staring at her computer screen at work, she fails to see the point, walks out of her job - & begins her long fall from modern grace.

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

This was a profound and quite moving novel which, against all expectations, sustained its intensity right through to the end, never letting up at all. It is surely the work of an awesome intellect ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Depressed Rosa, homeless, jobless and at the mercy of her friends, muses on the meaning of life in a darkly comic fiction debut.Kavenna (The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule, 2006) sets ... Read full review


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JOANNA KAVENNA is the author of "The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule," She has written for "The New York Review of Books," "The Guardian," and "The Times Literary Supplement," among other publications.

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