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The Motion of the Body Through Space

Lu par : Laurence Bouvard
Durée : 12 h et 12 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Literary

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From the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum and cycled on her lonesome. But now that she's hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband, Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise.

Which should be good for his health, right? Yet as he joins the cult of fitness that seems increasingly to consume the whole of the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations in the service of extreme sport, he engages a saucy, taunting Personal Trainer named Bambi, who treats his wife with contempt. When Remington announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he's going to end up injured or dead, but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated.

The story of an obsession, of a marriage, of a betrayal: The Motion of the Body Through Space is Lionel Shriver at her hilarious, sharp-eyed, audacious best.

©2020 Lionel Shriver (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited


"Enjoyably abrasive...a compelling read...sardonic and elegant." (Evening Standard)  

"Scabrously funny...few authors can be as entertainingly problematic as Shriver." (Guardian

"With laugh-out-loud and sad moments, it’s a pinpoint-sharp novel." (Woman and Home

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