Lindy Burleigh

Exploded Certainties

An Irresponsible Age

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Happy families are, famously, not the stuff of fiction. The Cloughs, who are the subject of the prize-winning poet Lavinia Greenlaw’s second novel, are an ordinary, close-knit, middle-class family who become unhappy, if not intrinsically interesting, when one of them suffers a sudden and violent death.

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