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My Coney Island Baby

My Coney Island Baby

Author: Billy O'Callaghan
$32.99(AUD)  inc GST
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On a bitterly cold winter?s afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendez-vous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven.These precious, hidden hours are their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world. And their lives, suddenly, are on the brink - with news of serious illness on one side, and a move to the Midwest on the other. And so, after half a lifetime spent in secret, certain long-avoided facts need to be faced, consequences examined, decisions made, and - perhaps - chances finally taken.A quiet, intense drama of late-flowering intimacy, My Coney Island Baby condenses, within the course of a single day, the histories, landscapes, tragedies and moments of wonder that constitute the lives of two people who, although born worlds apart, have been drawn together. O?Callaghan, a masterful prose stylist, has created a devastatingly powerful novel about two unforgettable characters and the choices they have made. This is a book full of sorrow, but also radiant with beauty, longing and breathless desire.

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General Fields

  • : 9781787331341
  • : penguin random house
  • : Jonathan Cape
  • : January 2019
  • : ---length:- '8.5'width:- '5.312'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 256
  • : Billy O'Callaghan