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Patrick Gale

Autor(a) de Notes from an Exhibition

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About the Author

Patrick Gale was born in 1962 on the Isle of Wight. He is a British novelist He was educated at The Pilgrims' School, the choir school for both Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, then at Winchester College itself and at New College, University of Oxford. Following university he had a mostrar mais range of jobs while he sang for the London Philharmonic Choir and wrote his first novel, The Aerodynamics of Pork while working as a waiter in an all-night restaurant. His works include: Ease, Kansas in August, Little Bits of Baby and A Place Called Winter. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Inclui os nomes: Patrick Gale, Patrick Gayle

Obras por Patrick Gale

Notes from an Exhibition (2007) 994 exemplares
Rough Music (2000) 527 exemplares
A Place Called Winter (2015) 443 exemplares
The Whole Day Through (2009) 219 exemplares
A Perfectly Good Man (2012) 218 exemplares
The Aerodynamics of Pork (1986) 154 exemplares
The Facts of Life (1995) 146 exemplares
Friendly Fire (2005) 145 exemplares
A Sweet Obscurity (2003) 139 exemplares
Kansas in August (1987) 132 exemplares
The Cat Sanctuary (1990) 128 exemplares
Take Nothing With You (2018) 124 exemplares
Tree Surgery for Beginners (1998) 121 exemplares
Facing the Tank (1988) 116 exemplares
Little Bits of Baby (1989) 113 exemplares

Associated Works

The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contribuidor — 320 exemplares
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Girls' Night Out/Boys' Night In (2001) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
His: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers (1995) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Between Men 2: Original Fiction by Today's Best Gay Writers (2009) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Death Comes Easy: The Gay Times Book of Murder Stories (2003) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Freezer Counter: Stories by Gay Men (1989) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self (2018) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Refugee Tales: Volume III (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Waterstone's Books Quarterly 25/2007 (2007) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



This is a book by Patrick Gale. Need I say more? This is a wonderful portrayal of a young boy, a slightly odd boy who doesn't quite fit in, but who discovers joy through learning the cello. It's the portrait of this same boy as an older man undergoing urgent treatment, who has newly fallen in love again. As always with Gale, it's a compelling story, sympathetically and beautifully told.
Margaret09 | 10 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
This is a powerful novel, gently written. The character of Harry Cane is revealed slowly, we get to know him as we would if we were to meet him, by his gradually revealing himself to us.

He's a gentleman of leisure at the turn of the last century, living an amiable, if somewhat purposeless life. A damaging scandal puts an end to all that, and he's forced into the harsh but ultimately rewarding life of a hardy homesteader on the as-yet-untamed Canadian Prairies.

The novel tacks between past and less-distant past to flesh out our understanding of the narrative. You'll like Harry Cane and sympathise with him. You'll like and believe in the other main characters too, possibly even the villain of the piece. I wonder though, if like me, you'll find the next-to-last chapter less than convincing? The only flaw in an otherwise thoroughly satisfying read.… (mais)
Margaret09 | 31 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
A wonderful book, in which the reader has to pick through the layers of narrative. Each chapter begins with the curator's notes for the posthumous exhibition of works by bi-polar Rachel Kelly. Each layer is narrated from the standpoint of a different character: there's Rachel herself, her husband Anthony, and the 4 children, Garfield, Morwenna, Hedley and Petroc, oh and Winnie too, eventually. In many ways, these layers are revealed backwards. We begin with Rachel's death, and gradually her complicated story, and the almost equally complicated family life of the others starts to make sense. The challenges of living with someone with a depressive psychiatric condition, the underlying strength that the family's Quaker faith brings to them, the sense of place - this book is firmly based in the Cornwall that Gale loves so much - all add to a book which tells a gripping story in a sympathetic, compassionate and involving way.… (mais)
Margaret09 | 42 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
As I was reading this, I felt this wasn't Patrick Gale at the top of his form. It's a cleverly crafted book, exploring a love affair between two people who'd been in a relationship at University, where they had eventually split up, through the passage of a single day. This was a successful device, through which we learnt the back stories of the main protagonists - all believable, flawed and individual - and began to understand what made them tick. I could have done without some of the discussion of the research into HIV and into Laura's mother's academic career - it seemed unnecessary, but this is a minor quibble. The book redeemed itself in its ending, which brought all the strands together in a believable way. I'm holding back on the adjectives, not to be guilty of a spoiler alert. I'm giving this book three stars, because I hold Gale to very high standards. Written by someone else, I might have given it four.… (mais)
Margaret09 | 17 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |



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