Expectation

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ISBN:9780857524911

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Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry - and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends. Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what does it take to lead a meaningful life? This is a story of the highs and lows of friendship - how it can dip, dive and rise again. It is also about muddling through: as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel. Most of all, it explores that liminal space between expectation and reality, the place - full of dreams, desires and pain - in which we all live our lives.

Format
Paperback
Published
11/07/2019
ISBN
9780857524911
Publisher
DOUBLEDAY
Weight
407kg

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"BEST BOOKS FOR JULY: Expectation has defied all my expectations and completely redefined the friendship novel. Each of the characters resonated with me and I'm in awe of the way Anna Hope captures what it means to be a woman, right here, right now, with all the precision of a surgeon's knife." Red Magazine "Brilliant portrayal of long-term female friendships . . . I was gripped." Prima "The real joy of this novel - while exploring just what second wave feminism has done for this generation of women ("you've had everything. we changed the world for you. For our daughters. And what have you done with it?") - is in it's writing; the dialogue and the honesty behind these characters who are doing their best, who are trying to live up to the fictional counterparts that they themselves have created. It's the perfect summer reading" STYLIST MAGAZINE "Hope's writing is sublime and her characters so well fleshed out they will feel like friends at the end" Good Housekeeping "Absolutely encapsulates what it means to be a young woman today, and beyond" Grazia Magazine

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