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Fifty Days

Fifty Days In the middle of a city in a deserted apartment block a woman lives alone She has just fifty days to complete her self imposed task Bustling into her apartment each day strides a girl with tiger ha

  • Title: Fifty Days
  • Author: Sarah Quigley
  • ISBN: 9781860499647
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the middle of a city, in a deserted apartment block, a woman lives, alone She has just fifty days to complete her self imposed task Bustling into her apartment each day strides a girl with tiger hair and pink satin leggings, sparkling with life the Candy Girl is the woman s only contact with the outside world, and essential to her lonely task This solitary existenceIn the middle of a city, in a deserted apartment block, a woman lives, alone She has just fifty days to complete her self imposed task Bustling into her apartment each day strides a girl with tiger hair and pink satin leggings, sparkling with life the Candy Girl is the woman s only contact with the outside world, and essential to her lonely task This solitary existence she has chosen becomes less possible as each day passes From the window opposite she sees a crippled man watching her, and as they furtively observe one another, their lives become inextricably linked Warding off the past, the woman works relentlessly, her deadline looming closer day by day, but memory invades, melding with the present, and her tragedy unfolds

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    About "Sarah Quigley"

    1. Sarah Quigley

      There is than one author with this nameBorn in New Zealand, Sarah Quigley is a novelist and non fiction writer She has a D.Phil from the University of Oxford Her work has been widely published and she has received several high profile awards.She has published several novels, two collections of short fiction and poetry, and a creative writing manual Her new novel, The Conductor, tells the story of the writing of Shostakovich s Seventh Symphony and its historic performance in besieged Leningrad in 1942.Quigley lives and works in Berlin.

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    1. Sarah Quigley, for me, has just joined the ranks of my "favorite authors". After reading Fifty Days I would not hesitate to pick up one of her novels.In spite of the fact that this book took me forever to read, i found it deeply intriguing as well as deeply moving. The author's style and the way she just, oh-so-quietly and unobtrusively, weaves her way into your emotions so that you actually FEEL what the characters are going through is amazing. In this ability to generate the reader's empathy s [...]


    2. I read this book some years ago, and found the plot memorable.I re-read it, as I wasn't certain if this was the book I remembered.It starts off quite slow and I didn't like the way the author depicted the scenery. It was like bullet points for a movie, but the imagery used, is unusual and the author improves as you go on.Fair warning, the author never once uses quotation marks for dialogue, but I never really missed them either.I disliked the author telling the reader their thoughts. "You do not [...]


    3. One of the most bizarre books I have read, unrecognisable from the author of The Conductor. Improved as it went but not engaging initially.


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