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On Sale: August 08, 2012
Pages: 272 | ISBN: 978-0-307-82628-2
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In her superbly accomplished new novel, Anita Brookner proves that she is our mast profound observer of women's lives, posing questions about feminine identity and desire with a stylishness that conveys an almost sensual pleasure.

From the moment Jane Manning first meets her aunt Dolly, she is both fascinated and appalled. Where Jane is tactful and shy, Dolly is flamboyant and unrepentantly selfish, a connoisseur of fine things, an exploiter of wealthy people. But as the exigencies of family bring Jane and Dolly together, Brookner shows us that we may end up loving people we cannot bring ourselves to like -- and that this paradox makes love all the more precious and miraculous.
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Anita Brookner was born in London and, apart from several years in Paris, has lived there ever since. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988. Strangers is her twenty-fourth novel.
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"Compelling...takes us deep into the territory of the heart, with all its rocky roads and shimmering possibilities,"

-- Los Angeles Times

"About as wonderful as anything Brookner has ever written."

-- Carol Kino, The New York Times Book Review

"Poignant, beautifully told.... Only a writer of great passion, conviction and artistry could [create such] a spellbinding portrait of the dreams and frustrations of the human heart."

-- Christian Science Monitor

  • Dolly by Anita Brookner
  • January 15, 1995
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Vintage
  • $15.00
  • 9780679745785

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