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  • Published: 15 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099506966
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

The Taxi Queue




The third novel from the hugely acclaimed Janet Davey.

'A touching story of loneliness, sexual confusion and family ties' - Guardian

Two men meet by chance in the taxi queue outside Paddington station one January night. Richard is in his mid-forties, apparently happily married, with two children. Abe is young, and casually manipulative. The men share a taxi and, on impulse, Richard invites Abe into his home- an action that sends ripples not only through his own life and that of his wife, but also through the fragile existence of Abe's younger sister, Kirsty, who is herself unsure of the best way to settle down...

  • Published: 15 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099506966
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Janet Davey

Janet Davey was born in 1953. She is the author of English Correspondence, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, First Aid, The Taxi Queue and By Battersea Bridge.

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Praise for The Taxi Queue

Davey is a beautiful writer

Financial Times

Subtle and challenging...attempts something radical with the fictional form: it eludes novelistic norms in favour of something more like life

Guardian

Davey is a deft observer of the inequalities of nature that exist within families

Daily Telegraph

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