The Half Life of Stars

A Novel by Louise Wener

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

Written in English
Cover of: The Half Life of Stars | Louise Wener
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Number of Pages320
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ISBN 100060841737
ISBN 109780060841737

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The Half Life of Stars features true-to-life characters, who struggle to move beyond erstwhile regrets and broken relationships. They fixate on that wrong turn they believed had changed their lives, trying to fix what had gone wrong in the past, all the while Louise Wener's astute prose hits close to home, conveying the unending struggle to /5.

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