The Resource INJURY TIME: : a novel, (electronic resource)

INJURY TIME: : a novel, (electronic resource)

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INJURY TIME: : a novel
Title
INJURY TIME:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Beryl Bainbridge
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Whitbread Literary Award: A darkly humorous tale about a 1970s dinner party gone terribly wrong by one of Britain's most renowned authors. Edward is normally a cautious man, especially when it comes to his mistress, Binny. But he feels bad that his lover never gets to enjoy the small intimacies of marriage, like sorting his socks or picking out gifts for his family. It is out of this guilt that Edward agrees to throw a dinner party with his "real friends" so Binny can feel more involved in his life and play hostess for a night. But there's one catch: Edward has to be home no later than eleven to keep his wife from discovering his infidelity. The invitees to the secret soiree are a discreet couple: Simpson, an aspiring adulterer himself, and Muriel, a simultaneously disapproving and open-minded housewife. But as Binny haphazardly prepares the food, shoos her children out for the night, and frets about the aesthetics of her front lawn, the guests take an unintended detour through her run-down neighborhood. Edward, meanwhile, is silently panicking-and drinking. Simpson and Muriel finally arrive, and when everyone sits down to eat, it's already a quarter past nine. Things get off to a decent, if awkward, start, until there's a loud knock at the door. It's Binny's scandalously drunk old friend, Alma, who proceeds to vomit and pass out. But what should be the end of the evening is only the beginning. More unexpected guests arrive-this time it's bank robbers with sawed-off shotguns. What follows is a chaotic and hilarious series of events, replete with a fake ping-pong match, a baby carriage full of cash, and a delirious getaway. Edward soon begins to worry less about getting home on time, and more about making it home at all. Equal parts dark comedy and thriller, Injury Time is a witty take on 1970s social mores by one of the most celebrated British authors, Beryl Bainbridge, who was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize five times. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge including rare images from the author's estate
Summary
Edward is throwing a dinner party with his mistress, aware that she has long been denied those small intimacies his wife takes for granted - sorting his socks, for example. Things seem to be going well, but then some uninvited guests arrive: Edward might not make it home on time
Award
Whitbread Book Award for Novel, 1977.
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013828
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1932-2010
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BAINBRIDGE, BERYL
Dewey number
833.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Fiction in English
  • Married men
  • Mistresses
  • Dinners and dining
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
INJURY TIME: : a novel, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
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MWT11703406
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039406
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11703406
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
INJURY TIME: : a novel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11703406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039406
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11703406
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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