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The Resource The playground : a novel, Jane Shemilt

The playground : a novel, Jane Shemilt

Label
The playground : a novel
Title
The playground
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Shemilt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of a long, hot summer in London, the lives of three very different married couples collide when their children join the same tutoring circle, resulting in illicit relationships, shocking violence, and unimaginable fallout. There's Eve, a bougie earth mother with a well-stocked trust fund; she has three little ones, a blue-collar husband and is obsessed with her Instagrammable recipes and lifestyle. And Melissa, a successful interior designer whose casually cruel banker husband is careful not to leave visible bruises; she curates her perfectly thin body so closely she misses everything their teenage daughter is hiding. Then there's Grace, a young Zimbabwean immigrant, who lives in high-rise housing project with her two children and their English father Martin, an award-winning but chronically broke novelist; she does far more for her family than she should have to. As the weeks go by, the couples become very close; there are barbecues, garden parties, a holiday at a country villa in Greece. Resentments flare. An affair begins. Unnoticed, the children run wild. The couples are busily watching each other, so distracted and self-absorbed that they forget to watch their children. No one sees the five children at their secret games or realize how much their family dynamics are changing until tragedy strikes. The story twists and then twists again while the three families desperately search for answers. It's only as they begin to unravel the truth of what happened over the summer that they realize evil has crept quietly into their world. But has this knowledge come too late?"--
Assigning source
Book jacket
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shemilt, Jane
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.H463
LC item number
P53 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parent and child
  • Secrecy
  • Suspense fiction
Label
The playground : a novel, Jane Shemilt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1132273100
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780062939425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1132273100
Label
The playground : a novel, Jane Shemilt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1132273100
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780062939425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1132273100

Library Locations

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