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  • Published: 3 March 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099289937
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99
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Home Thoughts




Julia has left home, she has gone to Italy. She has left her lover, her job, her flat, the closely-knit group of friends who meant so much to her. Why? and the motley group of ex-pats she finds in Verona the Oxford brigade, the revolutionary Scot, the cool Canadian, the feminist Flossy - why do they find it so impossible to return home, as if their very identities depend somehow on this thousand-mile displacement? Centred around a love story full of twists, turns and revelations, HOME THOUGHTS explores a world of lost directions, wavering commitments and misplaced ambitions as Julia's adventurous departure confronts her more mercilessly than ever with the problem of what on earth she is to do with her life.

  • Pub date: 3 March 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099289937
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Tim Parks

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, In Extremis, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

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