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  • Published: 6 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448138630
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

The American Lover

Now reissued with a stunning new jacket look, a seductive collection of stories from 'a magnificent story-teller' (Independent on Sunday)

A seductive collection of stories from the 'magnificent story-teller' (Independent on Sunday). Rose Tremain has sold over one million copies of her books.

Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.
‘Superb, each story a perfectly cut jewel’ Irish Times

  • Pub date: 6 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448138630
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won several awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.


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Praise for The American Lover

“Powerful, involving, wide-ranging collection”

Gerard Woodward, Guardian

“Tremain presents a large cast of ill-starred characters, each laid low by their heart… But even in the most melancholy stories, Tremain delivers slivers of hope or humour to temper the tragedies… This collection highlights with subtlety and grace just how human it is to get things wrong”

Daily Telegraph

“Warm, moving, often humorous and sometimes heartbreaking”

Michelle Margherita, 5 stars, Stylist

“A seemingly effortless performance... the writing glides along, elegantly dropping details that suggest a whole way of life”

Phil Baker, The Sunday Times

“The American Lover is…superb, each story a perfectly cut jewel”

Neel Mukherjee, Irish Times

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