Author(s): Joanna Kavenna
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A narrator in retreat from suburban life, a shambolic draughty farmhouse in a scenic valley...A widowed survivalist called Cassandra White...A banker, a village-full of empty second homes, and scores of poor and elderly people with nowhere to go...A crazy utopian scheme to reclaim the valley for the locals. A dark, timely satire from Joanna Kavenna, the prize-winning author of Inglorious and The Birth of Love...
Seemingly a light tale on the surface, Kavenna writes about a woman who moves into a rundown house with a widow, Cassandra White. Full of comic moments, this contains a wonderful relationship that seems like nothing you have ever read before, but so familiar at the same time.
Elisa, Book Grocer
'An absolute knock-out - had me laughing again and again' Chris Cleave.
Joanna Kavenna won the Orange New Writers Prize in 2008, was named as one of the Telegraph's 20 writers under 40 in 2010, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2011. She lives in Oxford.