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At the Table Claire Powell

At the Table By Claire Powell

At the Table by Claire Powell


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An unsentimental exploration of love and disillusionment, At the Table is about what it means to grow up - both as an individual, and as a family.

At the Table Summary

At the Table by Claire Powell

'At the Table is a hugely intelligent, emotionally astute novel about family dynamics, and Claire Powell is an incredible new talent' Marian Keyes

'An assured, exquisitely drawn novel that fans of Sorrow And Bliss will adore' Sarra Manning, Red magazine


To Nicole and Jamie Maguire, their parents seem the ideal couple - a suburban double act, happily married for more than thirty years. So when Linda and Gerry announce that they've decided to separate, the news sends shockwaves through the siblings' lives, forcing them to confront their own expectations and desires.

Hardworking - and hard-drinking - Nicole pursues the ex she unceremoniously dumped six years ago, while people-pleasing Jamie fears he's sleepwalking into a marriage he doesn't actually want. But as the siblings grapple with the pressures of thirtysomething life, their parents struggle to protect the fragile facade of their own relationship, and the secrets they've both been keeping.

Set in 2018, Claire Powell's beautifully observed debut novel follows each member of the Maguire family over a tumultuous year of lunches, dinners and drinks, as old conflicts arise and relationships are re-evaluated. A gripping yet tender depiction of family dynamics, love and disillusionment, At the Table is about what it means to grow up - both as an individual, and as a family.

'Painfully funny, acutely well-observed, powerfully resonant in its humanity and emotional accuracy. I missed this book whenever I wasn't reading it' Luke Kennard

'A brilliant, coruscating depiction of dysfunctional family life. SO astute, on so many levels. I loved it' Hannah Beckerman

At the Table Reviews

A lovely novel. I adored the precision with which these people are seen, and the exactness of the social setting. I found myself absorbed in them, caring about them, wanting them to do the right thing, and I was very sorry to leave them. It's a novel Elizabeth Taylor wouldn't wouldn't have minded writing, and there aren't enough of those around -- Philip Hensher
A beautifully-written novel about what keeps a family together and what tears it apart -- Lissa Evans
At the Table is a hugely intelligent, emotionally astute novel about family dynamics, and Claire Powell is an incredible new talent -- Marian Keyes
Painfully funny, acutely well-observed, powerfully resonant in its humanity and emotional accuracy. I missed this book whenever I wasn't reading it -- Luke Kennard
A brilliant, coruscating depiction of dysfunctional family life. SO astute, on so many levels. I loved it -- Hannah Beckerman
At The Table is an assured, exquisitely drawn novel that fans of Sorrow And Bliss will adore -- Sarra Manning * Red magazine (online) *
At the Table is an assured, exquisitely drawn read that has word-of-mouth bestseller written all over it * Red magazine *
At the Table is an assured, exquisitely drawn read that has word-of-mouth bestseller written all over it * Red magazine *

About Claire Powell

Claire Powell was born and brought up in South-East London. She is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA, where she was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Bursary and the Malcolm Bradbury Continuation Prize. Her short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and in 2017 she won the Harper's Bazaar short story contest.

Additional information

GOR012207907
9780349727042
034972704X
At the Table by Claire Powell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
20220331
336
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