Everything You Need

Everything You Need

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Living in a community of writers on a small island off the coast of Wales, commercial writer Nathan Staples feels that he has lost touch with his creativity, his source of inspiration, his joy of living, and with wife and daughter and contrives to have his daughter, who no longer even recognizes him, brought to the island on a writing fellowship. By the author of Original Bliss. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Nathan Staples is a man in pain, consumed by loathing and love in roughly equal measures. Frustrated and appalled by his life and the way he lives it, he is sustained only by his passionate devotion to his estranged wife, Maura, and their teenage daughter, Mary - whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years, and who thinks he's dead. When Nathan contrives to have Mary invited to the island where he lives in retreat, he sets in motion the possibility of telling her he is her father, and of becoming whole and complete and alive again.
The path to grace, though, is strewn with obstacles and challenges. The obsessive island dwellers are trying to cure themselves through trial by extremity while, over in London, Nathan's editor, only friend and one link with his literary career - the brilliant, loyal, hopeless Jack - is drinking himself into the ground. And Mary is torn emotionally between familial love for the two uncles who brought her up in loco parentis and the beginnings of a romantic, sexual life beyond.

Baker
& Taylor

Living in a community of writers on a small island off the coast of Wales, Nathan Staples feels that he has lost touch with his creativity, his source of inspiration, his joy in life, and with his wife and daughter.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2001, c1999
Edition: 1st Am. ed
ISBN: 9780375407918
037540791X
Branch Call Number: FICTION KENNEDY
Characteristics: 543 p. ; 25 cm

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