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A Possible Life

A Novel in Five Parts

Sebastian Faulks

Library Binding

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Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (12/11/2012)
Paperback (11/26/2013)
Hardcover (12/11/2012)

December 2012 Indie Next List

“This incredible novel traces the separate trajectories of five unforgettable lives in five different time periods. Each life story is expertly etched by Faulks, and each could stand alone, but the stories become even more compelling as they join to form a provocative whole.”
— Jenny Lyons, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
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In Second World War Poland, a young prisoner closes his eyes and pictures going to bat on a sunlit English cricket ground . . . Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away . . . In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands -- suddenly and with awe -- the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading to her . . . On a summer evening in the Catskills in 1971, a skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar and with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls . . . A few years from now, in Italy, a gifted scientist discovers links between time and the human brain and between her lover's novel and his life.

Center Point, 9781611736724, 431pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2013