Noah's Ark

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'There is no mistaking Trapido's narrative talent: racy, vibrant and witty' Guardian 'Reading it is rather like being bombarded with sequins' ObserverAli Bobrow is a single parent with a fraught nine-year-old daughter, a malevolent ex with a grabby new wife, and an underused artistic talent. A pushover when it comes to needy neighbours and uninvited children, she allows her house to be the local drop-in centre, until she collides with Noah Glazer. A solid man of science, Noah walks into Ali's life bringing good sense, order and security. But ten years on, Ali is drawn back into the complexities of her past: an old lover, two ex-spouses, a colleague from clown school and a small smuggled cat all help to rock the boat.'The plot's interplay of flashbacks and digressions, which prompt bright dialogue and dark complications, recalls Matisse's line and palette. Some sentences can be relished in isolation, like fine brushwork' New Yorker'Full of wisecracks, efficiency, carnal delights, and love of children … warm and comic' The Times'Funny, sexy, glowing' TimeOut
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • 18 May 2009
  • 374
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'There is no mistaking Trapido's narrative talent: racy, vibrant and witty' Guardian 'Reading it is rather like being bombarded with sequins' ObserverAli Bobrow is a single parent with a fraught nine-year-old daughter, a malevolent ex with a grabby new wife, and an underused artistic talent. A pushover when it comes to needy neighbours and uninvited children, she allows her house to be the local drop-in centre, until she collides with Noah Glazer. A solid man of science, Noah walks into Ali's life bringing good sense, order and security. But ten years on, Ali is drawn back into the complexities of her past: an old lover, two ex-spouses, a colleague from clown school and a small smuggled cat all help to rock the boat.'The plot's interplay of flashbacks and digressions, which prompt bright dialogue and dark complications, recalls Matisse's line and palette. Some sentences can be relished in isolation, like fine brushwork' New Yorker'Full of wisecracks, efficiency, carnal delights, and love of children … warm and comic' The Times'Funny, sexy, glowing' TimeOut
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Barbara Trapido

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Published Date: 

18 May 2009

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374

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9780747599616