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  • Published: 25 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781448162802
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Game




Reissued with a beautiful new illustrative cover. The bond between two sisters becomes strained when a mutual love from their past comes back into their lives

Cassandra is an Oxford don; Julia, her sister, a bestselling novelist. They share a set of disturbing memories of a strange childhood game and of Simon, the handsome young neighbour who loved them both.

Years later Simon re-enters their lives via a television programme on snakes and intrudes into their uneasy compromise of mutual antagonism and distrust. The old, wild emotions surge back, demanding and urgent, and this time the game is played out to a fatal finish.

  • Published: 25 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781448162802
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

A S Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her ‘inspiring contribution to life writing’ and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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Praise for The Game

Complex and thoughtful

Times Literary Supplement

One of our finest living novelists, who manages to tease and to satisfy both the intellect and the imagination

Daily Telegraph

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