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  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241537701
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00
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Bad Relations




A rich, immersive novel about war, memory and loss, spanning three generations of one family

BAD RELATIONS tells the story of a family fractured by history, geography and desire. On the battlefields of the Crimea, William Gale cradles the still-warm body of his brother. William's experience of war is to bring about a change in him that will reverberate through his family over the next two centuries. In the 1970s, William's English descendants invite Stephen, a distant Australian cousin, to stay in their bohemian house in Cornwall - but their golden summer entanglements will end in a dramatic fall from grace. Half a century later, a confrontation between the surviving members of the family culminates in a terrible reckoning.

Cressida Connolly's magnificent new novel is a tale of a tragedy that seeps through generations, and a family forced to confront what they truly value in life.

  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241537701
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00
Categories:

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Praise for Bad Relations

A writer who seems able to peer directly into the human heart

John Preston

Profound and moving and completely original, with a storyline that is completely satisfying. It'll be one of those novels that stays in my mind forever... it's a work of art

Craig Brown on 'After the Party'

I finished it in two days flat and I've never read anything quite like it

Hilary Spurling on 'After the Party'

A wonderfully subtle and interesting account of the Mosley women, with a compelling voice

Linda Grant on 'After the Party'

Uncanny, evocative, atmospheric

Sunday Times on 'After the Party'

Connolly is a terrifically subtle writer... [she] slyly sweeps her readers into the period drama as tensions tauten between families and social classes

Daily Telegraph on 'After the Party'

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