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CLARK, Joan. The Birthday Lunch. (Toronto) : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (2015). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),1-262,(2). 8vo, illustrated dark grey cardcovers with white lettering to front and spine, French flaps. Joan Clark(née MacDonald,. 12 October 12, 1934, Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scoti a) Canadian fiction author, graduate of Acadia University, now living in Newfoundland. "Free-spirityed Lily has always played the peacemaker between her fierce, doting sister, Laverne, and her own loving, garrulous husband, Hal, as they competed for her attention. The competition has only grown worse since the three of them moved into a large house in the town of Sussex, New Brunswick. On Lily's birthday, a steamy day in late June, Laverne feels she has bested Hal by winning her sister's company for lunch, but it becomes a bitter and short-lived victory when the day's events take an unexpectedand tragic turn. In 'The Birthday Lunch', Joan Clark explores the differen t ways each member of Lily's family confronts her shocking death: Hal's open sorrow, her daughter Claudia's reappraisal of her own life, her son Matt's determination to assign blame. And unforgettably, Laverne's eccentricity and isolation, and her intensifying conflict with Hal, illuminate the brutal territory of accusation and regret." - from the front flap. Very good. 12.00
Title: Birthday Lunch. First Paperback Edition.
Publisher: Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2015, ISBN:98780345809568:
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