Midwinter Break


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$15.95  $14.83
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Bernard MacLaverty is the author of five previous collections of stories and five novels, including Grace Notes, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Midwinter Break, shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Born in Ireland, he now lives in Glasgow, Scotland.


A closely observed, deeply sympathetic rendering of a relationship and the fissures that threaten to wreck it.
Sure-handed and captivating.
An artist with a subtle feel for the ordinary, MacLaverty's wry, outstanding novel about the tests that time, age and life impose on love resonates with humanity and emotional intelligence.
MacLaverty doesn't publish novels very often, but when he does they are outstanding.
An exceptionally good book, beautifully and intelligently written, well worth waiting for.... [MacLaverty] writes with an unfailing and generous sympathy.... Everything rings true.
A quietly powerful elegy that chides two finely wrought characters for not being capable of defining what they value most in life.... Exquisite.
Utterly gripping.... This is a quietly brilliant novel, which makes for essential reading.
[A] tender, affecting novel.... MacLaverty's gorgeous prose is tactile and understated... and the poignancy of his story fills the reader with yearning.
Midwinter Break is a touching, hopeful portrait of love's complexity, written by a master craftsman, from the fullness of his heart.