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Faith Fox: A Novel de Jane Gardam
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Faith Fox: A Novel (original: 1996; edição: 2005)

de Jane Gardam

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When sweet, healthy hearty Holly Fox dies suddenly in childbirth, the Surrey village whose pearl she was reverberates with shock. She leaves behind her a helpless, silent husband, and a tiny daughter, Faith. Everyone assumes Holly's loving and capable mother Thomasina will look after Faith, but when she unaccountably deserts her newborn grandchild, the baby must be packed off to her father's peculiar family in the North - 'the very strangest people you ever saw my dear'. With wisdom, generosity, and understanding, Jane Gardam takes as her subject the English heart in all its eccentric variety. FAITH FOX sheds a clear, true light on the pain of bereavement whilst always offering the joyous possibility of a new beginning.… (mais)
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Título:Faith Fox: A Novel
Autores:Jane Gardam
Informação:Carroll & Graf (2005), Paperback, 320 pages
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This was ultimately a really frustrating, boring story. Gardam's usually incisive writing wasn’t very evident nor did I ever feel engaged in the narrative. Perhaps its major flaw was my difficulty in becoming engrossed in the action, or even enjoying the prose, if not the characters.

One barrier to immersing in the story was that I lost track of why everyone was so inept and snarky, with so little genuine empathy for the father and motherless newborn baby. It’s curious that Gardam included such a numerous cast of disjointed, unlovely people. Although I persevered to the end, I must have lost the thread of the plot, because the ending seemed to just peter out. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jul 7, 2019 |
I very much enjoyed Old Filth. This was nearly as good. The author has an incredible gift for creating very real characters. I love how English they are - mostly. I love how much humour is used even in the most tragic situations. I love how Faith is the common thread without ever doing or saying anything. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Jan 25, 2016 |
While the title of this book is Faith Fox, Faith is not the star of the show. The real star is her deceased mother, Holly. Holly Fox died of a blood clot while giving birth to Faith and her passing devastates everyone who knew her. Holly's overly loving mother, Thomasina, can't face the newborn who killed her daughter so she runs away with a widower, not even attending Holly's funeral. Then there is Holly's overworked doctor husband, Andrew, who can't deal with a newborn emotionally or physically. He decides to cart the baby off to his brother Jack's Tibetan commune in northern England. There, Andrew reconnects with his pre-Holly love interest, Jocasta (now married to Andrew's brother, Jack). It is all of these characters that make Faith Fox so interesting. Threaded throughout the story is the push-pull struggle of north versus south England. Underlying prejudices shape certain characters and their behaviors.
This is one of those books you have to read carefully or else you might miss something. Gardam's language is conversational, almost conspiratorial. It's as if she is leaning in and speaking under her breath, all in a rush to tell you all the dirty secrets. ( )
1 vote SeriousGrace | Jul 22, 2014 |
Did not enjoy this as much as Flight of the Maiden's or Old filth. A very "busy" novel stretched thin over too many lightly sketched characters. Did not finish but will return to it again.
  britalcast | Jun 6, 2011 |
Great book with quirky characters! ( )
  briannad84 | Mar 6, 2011 |
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When sweet, healthy hearty Holly Fox dies suddenly in childbirth, the Surrey village whose pearl she was reverberates with shock. She leaves behind her a helpless, silent husband, and a tiny daughter, Faith. Everyone assumes Holly's loving and capable mother Thomasina will look after Faith, but when she unaccountably deserts her newborn grandchild, the baby must be packed off to her father's peculiar family in the North - 'the very strangest people you ever saw my dear'. With wisdom, generosity, and understanding, Jane Gardam takes as her subject the English heart in all its eccentric variety. FAITH FOX sheds a clear, true light on the pain of bereavement whilst always offering the joyous possibility of a new beginning.

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