Author(s): Linda Grant
From the 2000 winner of the Orange Prize comes a powerful novel about women and sex, men and war, and miracle face creams. Alix — arrogant, angry and resigned to living alone — comes home to Liverpool and finds herself attracted to a stranger. Joseph, in the city on business, refuses to accept his alienation from his wife and the trauma of a war he once fought in. Are these survivors of the ’70s meant for each other? And what happened to the factory which once made the perfect face cream?
'It's a testament to Grant's skill that she can create a novel at once so serious and so readable' Independent on Sunday 'A passionate meaty book ... ultimately rewarding' Mail on Sunday 'Tough, lusty and resolutely unreconstructed, Alix is an unconventional, strikingly memorable creation' Harpers & Queen
Winner of The Orange Prize and The David Higham Award, Linda Grant is the author of two works of non-fiction and two previous novels, The Cast Iron Shore and When I Lived in Modern Times. She was born in Liverpool.