Heat Wave, Paperback

Heat Wave Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



Pauline is spending the summer at World's End, a cottage somewhere in the middle of England.

This year the adjoining cottage is occupied by her daughter Teresa and baby grandson Luke; and, of course, Maurice, the man Teresa married.

As the hot months unfold, Maurice grows ever more involved in the book he is writing - and with his female copy editor - and Pauline can only watch in dismay and anger as her daughter repeats her own mistakes in love.

The heat and tension will lead to a violent, startling climax.

In "Heat Wave", Penelope Lively gives us a moving portrayal of a fragile family damaged and defined by adultery, and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect the ones she loves.




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