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On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of eccentrics live in houseboats. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they belong to one another. There is Maurice, a homosexual prostitute; Richard, a buttoned-up ex-navy man; but most of all there's Nenna, the struggling mother of two wild little girls. How each of their lives complicates the others is the stuff of this perfect little novel.

by Penelope Fitzgerald

  • Publication Date: April 3, 1998
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0395478049
  • ISBN-13: 9780395478042