There are concealed pasts to discover and stark choices to be made in Linda Grant’s tale of a young woman in search of her place in the world.

In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. One morning, a glamorous older man appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. He is her Uncle Sándor - but why is he so violently unwelcome in her parents’ home?

The Man Booker Prize 2008
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Linda Grant

Linda Grant

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Linda Grant is the author of five non-fiction books and seven novels. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000.
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