Not a member? Join now
Cart: 0 items, $0.00 | View Cart | Checkout
Australian owned and operated
Gift Vouchers
Gift Vouchers

Payment Methods

QBD Proudly Supports

JDRF

Books > Fiction > General

To Heaven By Water
Binding
Paperback
ISBN13
9780747598145
Pages
320
Dimensions
135 x 216 x 0mm
Released
Availability
Out of Print
To Heaven By WaterFree Shipping

Description

Now that his wife is dead, retired television news anchor, David Cross, believes that he is more himself than he has been for forty years. When Nancy was alive, he had secrets that he kept from her. Now he has a secret that he must keep from his children, Ed and Lucy, namely that he is in some ways happier now than he was when their mother was alive.

To Heaven by Water is a touching and hilarious portrait of the Cross family, trying in their own fashion to come to terms with their loss. David knows that his children are perplexed by his increasingly compulsive behaviour while Ed's marriage to the lovely Rosalie, a former ballet dancer, is suffering strain, and Lucy is being stalked by her ex-boyfriend. Both children worry that their father will soon find a new partner. Over all three of them hangs the memory of Nancy.

The book opens as David is taking time out with his brother in the Kalahari Desert, re-living his tumultuous and uplifting memories of Rome where he worked on a film with Richard Burton. Back home in London, Ed is trying to balance his affair with a young woman in his office with his real love for his wife, who is unable to conceive the child she longs for. And Lucy, who has just been voted No. 6 in the Evening News section devoted to beautiful and brainy women, is a young woman in pursuit of her real self.

To Heaven by Water is a wonderful story of friendship, forgiveness and of love that comes from unexpected directions; it is an exploration of what we might hope for from this life and, in particular, the possibility of transcendence. Into the beautifully observed and subtly composed texture of this tale of middle-class London life, Justin Cartwright weaves sudden shocks that tear it apart, moments of sex and revenge that appear from a cloudless sky to take the reader's breath away.

People who purchased "To Heaven By Water" also bought...

The Way Life Should Be
Sweet Water
The Way Life Should Be
Desire Lines
Eutaw
Twelve Sharp
The Determined Bachelor
The Brownie of Bodsbeck and Other Tales
Bleedout
Under Paris Skies

Reviews

This product has not been reviewed. Review this book?
* RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
Club QBD Login


Newsletter
Join our mailing list for great deals and special offers!

Featured Book
Recently Reviewed
When There Are Too Many LawyersI didn't need any extra cynicism, but I got a healthy dose here. This was the most enjoyable book I've read for years,...
The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of LifeAt 800+ pages this biography is a no-holds bar look at the life of one of America's greatest businessmen, his family...
Steve JobsThis book offers the reader the facts of Jobs' life and frames them in a typical novel-style narrative. What I liked...