Going GentlyBook - 2000
Kate Thomas was beautiful, intelligent, witty, passionate and sexy. Now, at 99, she is paralyzed by a stroke and unable to speak. She escapes from the reality of a hospital ward full of sad, mad and bad old women by playing to herself the video of her life. And what a life it has been - six husbands - one lost to suicide, one in adultery, one in an ignominious deportation, another in a union dispute, yet another in a murder and one to a natural death. And then there was Gwyn with whom she spent a night of passion at the age of sixteen, and whose love haunted her for the next eighty-three years. But Kate's journey through the twentieth century is more than an escape. It is a search for the truth - about life, death, the acceptance of death, and about which of her three sons murdered her fifth husband. Set against the turbulent background of the twentieth century whose great events change Kate's life in all sorts of ways, this is David Nobbs' most ambitious book yet, and his best.
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2000
Branch Call Number: FIC Nobbs 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 412 p