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Come to the Edge

Come to the Edge

A narrator in retreat from suburban life, a shambolic draughty farmhouse in a scenic valley…
A widowed survivalist called Cassandra White…
A banker, a village-full of empty second homes, and scores of poor and elderly people with nowhere to go…
A crazy utopian scheme to reclaim the valley for the locals.
A dark, timely satire from Joanna Kavenna, the prize-winning author of Inglorious and The Birth of Love…

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th July 2012

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781780872131


'Kavenna is a fantastically hilarious writer with scepticism, irony and venom pouring out of her fingertips' Avrupa.
'An absolute knock-out - had me laughing again and again' Chris Cleave.
Chris Cleave
'a short, sharp shock of a read, darkly funny and enjoying a satirical poke at the impracticability and earnestness of some anti-capitalists' Country Life magazine.
Country Life magazine
'A resonance of mental instability thrums throughout as Kavenna probes received notions of justice and equality, property and rights, in this often hilarious and fast-paced tale of rural revolt' Independent.
'Kavenna's comedy is effortless, brilliant and occasionally savage' Literary Review.
Literary Review
'Kavenna writes as if possessed, as if on a mission, as if she had been taken over by her wonderful, impossible, dynamic leading character ... This is a novel to read at speed, laughing all the way to the edge' Observer.
'crackles and sparkles and will have you chuckling on every page' Red Online.
Red Online
'sharp, neat, well written and darkly comic' Telegraph.
'Oh my aching sides ... Laugh? I nearly exploded reading Kavenna's knock-out satire on alternative lifestyle' Daily Mail.
Daily Mail