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About the book
  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446418895
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Between Each Breath

A powerful, timely novel from the highly acclaimed author of Ulverton and The Rules of Perspective

Jack Middleton, once 'England's most promising young composer' now lives comfortably in Hampstead with his wife Milly, an heiress. Jack is no longer young nor has he ever quite fulfilled his remarkable promise. And then he visits Estonia, in search of inspiration, and falls for a young waitress, Kaja. Six childless years on and Jack and Milly's marriage shows the strain, but they battle on better than most - until the past returns with a vengeance...

  • Pub date: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446418895
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

Adam Thorpe

Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956. His first novel, Ulverton, appeared in 1992 and he has published two books of stories and ten further novels, most recently Missing Fay (2017), and six poetry collections.


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Praise for Between Each Breath

“Adam Thorpe is brilliant. Utterly brilliant. I use the word advisedly, OED advisedly, the best a man can get... the book moved me so much that the denouement made me cry... Thorpe, I believe, may be so ambitious, so brilliant, he's actually trying to rewrite Flaubert”

Daily Telegraph

“Magnificent... A deftly plotted love story, full of startling disclosures, the novel draws one in irresistibly... Adam Thorpe is a marvel among contemporary British novelists, and we are lucky to have him”

Ian Thomson, Independent

“This is recognisably a poet's book, stuffed with small luminous details and off-kilter observations and permanently alert to the strange texture of things...a hugely enjoyable book by a writer at the top of his game who's demonstrably still having great fun doing what he does. Long may that continue”

Tim Martin, Independent on Sunday

“Brilliant... It is a rich book: sensuous, thoughtful and sad”

Time Out

“Thorpe demonstrates the foresight and guile of the seasoned storyteller, coupled with a poet's ability to knock the language for six... Between Each Breath is funny, well-observed and thought-provoking”

Tibor Fischer, Guardian

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