The Master Bedroom:
by Tessa Hadley
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Tessa Hadley’s third novel is her most ambitious and successful to date, marking a return to the taut form of her much-lauded 2002 debut, Accidents in the Home. (Hadley’s second and oft-criticized book, Everything Will Be All Right , was a lumbering multigenerational saga that may come to occupy the place that The Years does in Virginia Woolf’s oeuvre—an experimental text later seen as anomalous in light of the author’s more powerfully compressed style.) Offering only four main characters in The Master Bedroom, Hadley can engage in deeper moral and psychological scrutiny of each.
Kate Flynn is an academic who has temporarily set aside her work ambitions to attend to family matters, in this case an eighty-three-year-old mother who is living alone in a decaying redbrick villa in Cardiff, Wales, and beginning
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