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Union Street, Barker, Pat

Author    Barker, Pat

Title   Union Street

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Edition   1st U.S. edition

Publisher   New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1983 (c.1982)

ISBN Number    0-399-12880-8 / 9780399128806

Illustrator   Illustrated by (dj design) Judith Kazdym Leeds

Seller ID   21505

[very nice copy, tiny bit of fingertip-smudging on top of text block nearest spine, but no real wear to book itself; jacket shows just minimal surface wear and the faintest bit of soiling]. "Union Street could be any street, anywhere. But in this powerful novel it lies at the heart of a city in the industrial Northeast of England, a wasteland of decaying streets and partly demolished houses. Set in the winter of 1973, a cold winter of unemployment, the year of the coal miners' strike, this is the story of seven women -- and their men -- who lived on that street." The first published novel by this future Man Booker Prize-winner, it was officially the source for the 1990 American film STANLEY AND IRIS, starring Jane Fonda and Robert DeNiro, the last movie directed by Martin Ritt; however, the only real connection between book and movie seems to reside in the name of the character played by Jane Fonda, "Iris King," who was one of the seven working-class women whose interlinked stories are told in the book. (The characters and relationships were otherwise almost wholly invented for the movie; plus the setting was changed from Northeastern England to Connecticut, so there's that. But not to worry: the book's still in print, and the movie has receded into obscurity.)

England British Literature First Novel Coal Miners

Price = 35.00 USD



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