A god in ruins : a novel / Kate Atkinson.
- First United States edition.
- New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
468 pages ; 25 cm
- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
- The "dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather--as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have." -- provided by publisher.
Ursula Todd's brother Teddy is an old man trying to come to grips with his post-War life and with a modern world and family. Switching back and forth in time between memories of his childhood and his present, Teddy is an oblivious husband, a rueful father. He never quite got over the War and part of him never adjusted to having a future. Would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather... Teddy navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world; his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-468).
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Miller Fund bookplate.
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