In the City of Love's Sleep

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ISBN 9780571337637 Format Paperback
9780571337637
Paperback
Published 01/08/2019 Length 336 pages
336

About Book

Iris, a museum conservator in her late forties, is separating from her husband while bringing up two daughters.

Raif is a stalled academic, as uncertain of the past as he is of the future, whose girlfriend is about to move in with him.

When Iris and Raif first meet by chance, Iris suddenly turns away and starts to run. She is running from what this encounter has woken in her.

In the City of Love’s Sleep is a contemporary story about what it means to fall in love in middle age. It charts the steps two people take towards one another and what it means to have taken those steps before.

Iris, a museum conservator in her late forties, is separating from her husband while bringing up two daughters.Raif is a stalled academic, as uncertain of the past as he is of the future, whose girlfriend is about to move in with him. When Iris and Raif first meet by chance, Iris suddenly turns away and starts to run. She is running from what this encounter has woken in her.In the City of Love’s Sleep is a contemporary story about what it means to fall in love in middle age. It charts the steps two people take towards one another and what it means to have taken those steps before.
  • About Lavinia Greenlaw

    Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London where she has lived for most of her life. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtauld Institute, and was awarded a NESTA fellowship to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception.

    Her poetry includes Minsk, which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes. She has also published novels and works of non-fiction which include The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. She has won a number of prizes and held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine.

    Her work for BBC radio includes programmes about the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop.

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