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Ordinary People

About the Book

Ordinary People

Hailed as a “lyrical and glorious writer; a precise poet of the human heart” (Naomi Alderman), London-based author Diana Evans received international acclaim for ORDINARY PEOPLE.

In a crooked house in South London, Melissa feels increasingly that she’s defined solely by motherhood, while Michael mourns the former thrill of their romance. In the suburbs, Stephanie’s aspirations for bliss on the commuter belt, coupled with her white middle-class upbringing, compound Damian’s itch for a bigger life catalyzed by the death of his activist father. Longtime friends from the years when passion seemed permanent, the couples have stayed in touch, gathering for births and anniversaries, bonding over discussions of politics, race and art. But as bonds fray, the lines once clearly marked by wedding bands aren’t so simply defined.

Sweeping eloquently from the specific to the universal, ORDINARY PEOPLE “unpacks the intersection of race, gender, and politics with something as profoundly intimate as marriage” (Claire Fallon, Huffington Post).

Ordinary People
by Diana Evans

  • Publication Date: October 6, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Liveright
  • ISBN-10: 1631498134
  • ISBN-13: 9781631498138