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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (14 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007307659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007307654
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘What is delightful about Gale’s fiction is that it so warmly and convincingly illuminates ordinary lives and interests.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Exerts the unmistakable force of a novelist in the process of discovering a new, strong voice. With this alarming and technically very skilful romance, he is decidedly a man to watch’ Mail on Sunday

'Flawless. Gale is a master of context and background, flinging wide the perspectives of his dramatic personae with exemplary patience and generosity. In “A Sweet Obscurity”'s world of powerful, vatic females, where men are dreamers or ditherers, Cornwall, so far from being the land of failure, achieves a solidity and integrity whose graces are triumphantly redemptive.' TLS

‘This is arguably Gale’s most questioning, troublesome work. It amuses, startles and occasionally bewilders. “A Sweet Obscurity” is worth every minute of your time.’ Independent

‘Intriguing and impressive. His greatest strength lies in his sensitive evocation of those transient, often indefinable states that reveal the truth about people's deepest desires and discontents. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon" Sunday Times

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A bittersweet novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived - 'Gale's talent is undeniable' Guardian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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