The Bradshaw Variations

The Bradshaw Variations

Book - 2010/03/30
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As stay-at-home dad Thomas Bradshaw grows more comfortable with taking care of his eight-year-old daughter and learning how to play the piano, his wife becomes more and more at ease in the professional world, all while their parents look on in disapproval.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010/03/30
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374100810
0374100810
Branch Call Number: FICTION CUSK
Characteristics: 240 p

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 10, 2014

An upper-middle-class British couple spends a year switching roles—corporate dad rediscovers his youthful passion for classical piano and full-time mom becomes a senior manager. Not for plot-driven readers, this character study is written in clear and perceptive prose. Cusk can describe a feeling, an abstraction, that normally falls outside our perception and it is like we have been given a gift of sight, of seeing things as they truly are.

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Aug 01, 2012

Families and relationships. One can see how Cusk is compared to Wolff. As always, her characters seem intelligent but alienated.

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