The master of mundane human drama returns

BODY SURFING: By Anita Shreve, Little Brown, €15 Anita Shreve has carved a reputation as a painstaking cartographer of the human heart.

7th April, 2007

BODY SURFING: By Anita Shreve, Little Brown, €15

Anita Shreve has carved a reputation as a painstaking cartographer of the human heart.

Her career has survived a few ups (an Orange fiction prize and an annotation from Oprah) and some more recent downs (the unremarkable A Wedding in December), but she has returned to form with this intricately crafted novel of love, deception and the petty preoccupations of life on the New Hampshire coast.

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