Midwinter break

by Bernard MacLaverty

Written in English
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Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are--and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. -- amazon.com.

Edition Notes

StatementBernard MacLaverty
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6063.A2474 M53 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination243 pages
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26931603M
ISBN 100393609626
ISBN 109780393609622
LC Control Number2017015733
OCLC/WorldCa959875269

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  Midwinter Break reads as both a summation of his themes and a remarkable late flowering This is a quietly brilliant novel, which makes for essential reading at any stage of life. This is a quietly brilliant novel, which makes for essential reading at any stage of life.4/4(8). Bernard MacLaverty (born 14 September ) is an Irish writer of fiction. His novels include Lamb, Cal, Grace Notes and The Anatomy School. He has written five books of short stories. 3 List of published works. 6 External links. MacLaverty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and educated at Holy Family Primary School in the Duncairn district Alma mater: Queen's University Belfast.

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Midwinter Break is a slim book, which proves you don’t have to write a Middlemarch-esque doorstopper to produce a masterpiece. This quietly passionate, knowing novel is bound to be read and savored for years to come.

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KIRKUS REVIEW. The Belfast-born writer etches an affecting portrait of a couple more than 40 years married as they confront the idea that one of them is thinking of leaving.

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About the book. A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly to Amsterdam for a midwinter break. A holiday to refresh the senses, to see the sights and to generally take stock of what remains of their lives. But amongst the wintry streets and icy canals we see their relationship fracturing beneath the surface.

A Guardian / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Herald Scotland / Mail on Sunday Book of the Year Winner of the Bord Gáis Novel of the Year ‘Midwinter Break is a work of extraordinary emotional precision and sympathy, about coming to terms – to an honest reckoning – with love and the loss of love, with memory and pain this is a novel of great ambition by an artist at the height of his 4/5().

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“MacLaverty is a sweetly astute writer, a master of fine detail, compassing the quotidian, the intimate and the sacred. ‘Midwinter Break’ shows us how ordinary and immense love can be.” Anne Enright “This warm, intimate portrait of ageing love is one of the wittiest, wisest novels of the year.” Mail on Sunday Books of the Year.

[A book] with rare and unexpected beauty.”—Wall Street Journal. With Midwinter Break, a moving portrait of retired couple Gerry and Stella Gilmore’s marriage in crisis, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers.

Through accurate, compassionate observation and effortlessly elegant writing. There’s an oft-quoted comment that only the people involved really know what is going in any relationship.

In the case of the Gilmores, the key people in Bernard MacLaverty’s Midwinter Break, it seems only one of the duo has this insight. Gerry and Stella Gilmore are taking a short trip to Amsterdam. Gerry thinks they’re [ ].

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An intense exploration of love and uncertainty when a long-married couple, Gerry and Stella, take a midwinter break in Amsterdam to refresh the senses, do some sightseeing and generally take stock of their lives.

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Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland.

As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand. With Midwinter Break, a moving portrait of retired couple Gerry and Stella Gilmore's marriage in crisis, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish h accurate, compassionate observation and effortlessly elegant writing, MacLaverty reveals the long-unspoken insecurities that exist between Gerry and Stella over their four-day holiday in /5(6).

Midwinter Break is a touching, hopeful portrait of love’s complexity, written by a master craftsman, from the fullness of his heart. MacLaverty doesn’t publish novels very often, but when he does they are outstanding. An exceptionally good book, beautifully and intelligently written, well worth waiting for.

If you could sum up Midwinter Break in three words, what would they be. Profound, tender, moving. Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat. How. Yes. The book sets up the conflict quite early and the characterization deepens at the same rate as the story develops always leaving one asking the question: what happened to these people and.

Subtly constructed and deceptively delivered, this neat novel chronicles a brief interlude, a midwinter city break in Amsterdam, in the lives of retired couple Stella and Gerry The narrative power builds slowly, steadily and surely (including, towards the end, a brilliant summation of a life).

Midwinter Break is a minor miracle of a book.”. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. MacLaverty is a master storyteller, and MIDWINTER BREAK is the essential MacLaverty novel: accurate, compassionate observation; effortlessly elegant writing; and a tender, intimate, heartrending story.

MIDWINTER BREAK BY BERNARD MACLAVERTY This is a story written with compassion and love. It is about a married retired couple named Gerry and Stella. There is a lot of peace and tranquility in terms of the way Bernard Maclaverty has written this lovely novel.Midwinter Break () By Bernard MacLaverty Irish Cultural Center Book Discussions Saturday, Ma AM – PM McClelland Library Norton Room Note to new participants: Reading this guide is optional.

All you really need to do is read the novel and attend to participate in our discussion.