Winter garden

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A satirical thriller about a British adulterer in Russia from the award-winning author of The Bottle Factory Outing. Middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road lawyer Douglas Ashburner has never been much of a womanizer. So when he tells his wife he's going on a fishing holiday, she takes his word for it. But instead of leaving London for Scotland, he departs from Heathrow to Moscow. Douglas is tagging along with his mistress, a sculptor named Nina St. Clair, on a tour of Russia arranged by the Soviet Artists' Union. Accompanying them on the trip are two other artists: the impudent Bernard Douglas and the irritable Enid Dwyer. Once in Moscow, Ashburner starts to wish he really had gone fishing. He promptly loses his luggage, the food is terrible, the art is horrific, and their tour guide is downright militant. But when Nina slips out to a last-minute lunch appointment and never returns, things go from bad to disastrous. Motives are unclear. Identities are mistaken. And as the group travels from the capital to Lenigrad to Tblisi, confusion, contradictions, and even hallucinations abound. Ripe with the scathing wit, eccentric characters, and richly morbid atmosphere that have earned award-winning author Beryl Bainbridge both a cult following and mainstream praise, Winter Garden is a psychological thriller that turns an ironic lens on the social mores of modern life.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780349116099
9781504039932
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID17e67439-e437-2369-c1a6-bc8fabc280a0
Grouping Titlewinter garden
Grouping Authorbainbridge beryl
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-02-01 04:12:26AM
Last Indexed2020-02-21 04:30:40AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorBainbridge, Beryl, 1932-2010.
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayBainbridge, Beryl
available_at_santafeMain Library
detailed_location_santafeMain
Online Hoopla Collection
display_descriptionA satirical thriller about a British adulterer in Russia from the award-winning author of The Bottle Factory Outing. Middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road lawyer Douglas Ashburner has never been much of a womanizer. So when he tells his wife he's going on a fishing holiday, she takes his word for it. But instead of leaving London for Scotland, he departs from Heathrow to Moscow. Douglas is tagging along with his mistress, a sculptor named Nina St. Clair, on a tour of Russia arranged by the Soviet Artists' Union. Accompanying them on the trip are two other artists: the impudent Bernard Douglas and the irritable Enid Dwyer. Once in Moscow, Ashburner starts to wish he really had gone fishing. He promptly loses his luggage, the food is terrible, the art is horrific, and their tour guide is downright militant. But when Nina slips out to a last-minute lunch appointment and never returns, things go from bad to disastrous. Motives are unclear. Identities are mistaken. And as the group travels from the capital to Lenigrad to Tblisi, confusion, contradictions, and even hallucinations abound. Ripe with the scathing wit, eccentric characters, and richly morbid atmosphere that have earned award-winning author Beryl Bainbridge both a cult following and mainstream praise, Winter Garden is a psychological thriller that turns an ironic lens on the social mores of modern life.
format_category_santafeBooks
eBook
format_santafeBook
eBook
id17e67439-e437-2369-c1a6-bc8fabc280a0
isbn9780349116099
9781504039932
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b10135376.i17201007MainFiction Bainbridge, B1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
hoopla:MWT11709298Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11709298Available Online
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-02-21T11:30:40.238Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_santafeFiction Bainbridge, B
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library
primary_isbn9780349116099
publishDate2003
2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b10135376BookBooksEnglishAbacus, 2003.184 p. ; 20 cm.
hoopla:MWT11709298eBookeBookEnglishOpen Road Media, 2016.1 online resource
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10135376.i17201007On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
hoopla:MWT11709298Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAdultery -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction
Artists -- Fiction
British -- Soviet Union -- Fiction
Electronic books
title_displayWinter garden
title_fullWinter garden / Beryl Bainbridge
Winter garden [electronic resource] / Beryl Bainbridge
title_shortWinter garden
topic_facetAdultery
Artists
British
Electronic books
Psychological aspects