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New Directions

Halt During the Chase

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Title: Halt During the Chase
Author: Rosemary Tonks
ISBN: 9780811237451
Publisher: New Directions
Published: 2023
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: New
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Publisher Description:
Sophie--a clever and charming young woman--is trying to get out from under her mother's thumb. She's in love with her childhood friend Philip (pragmatic, attractive, a bit of a bore), but she often worries that she loves him too much for her own good, and that he might only be another thumb to crawl under.
Both a sincere bildungsroman of Sophie's attempt to seize a life for herself and a comic masterpiece with cutting observations and asides, The Halt During the Chase is flutteringly alive as it discusses different forms of love, adulthood ("Isn't buying new lampshades a form of slow death?"), marriage, insecurity, and stifling British snobbery and classism. Sophie's voice, fueled by Tonks's acidic narration, evolves from thrashing about in various traps into a triumphant, croaky-throated liberation song.