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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD
A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction.Those who loved the bestsellingLife After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd’s adored younger brother – but for those who have not read it,A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age.

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"Triumphant...such a dazzling read...Atkinson gives Teddy's wartime experiences the full treatment in a series ofthrillingset pieces. Even more impressive,though, is her ability to invest the more everday events with a similargrandeur...almost asinnovative as Atkinson's technique in Life After Life - a possibly moreauthentic as an expression of how it feels to be alive...it ends onone of the most devastating twists in recent fiction...it adds a further level ofoverwhelming poignancy to an already extraordinarily affecting book." (James WaltonDaily Telegraph)

"This is a novel about war and the shadow it casts even over generations who have never known it, but it is also a novel about fiction...this is a novel that cares deeply about its characters and about the purpose of fiction in making sense of our collective past. A God in Ruins, together with its predecessor, isAtkinson's finest work, and confirmation that her genre-defying writing continues to surpise and dazzle." (Stephanie MerrittObserver)

"With A God in Ruins she, once again, proves herself to be a writer of considerable talent. Her command of structure is extraordinary...She writes withterrific compassion for her characters...also shows off a brilliantly brittle sense of humour that on several occasionsmade me laugh out loud...to my mind, A God in Ruins stands as anequally magnificent achievement." (Matt CainIndependent on Sunday)

"Horribly funny...every page has some vividlyoriginal phrase...But thetour de force is her treatment of Teddy’s experience as a bomber pilot, recreated as memorably as the Blitz scenes in Life After Life... nothing can quite account for the imaginative leaps she has made...nailbiting...a really affecting memorial to the huge numbers of bomber crew who died." (Standard)

"Better than most fiction you'll read this year...Atkinson's prose is as bright as gunfire in the Second World War sections...I can't think of any writer to match her ability to grasp a period in the past. No, not even you, Booker-winning Hilary Mantel." (The Times)

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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD
A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction.Those who loved the bestsellingLife After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd’s adored younger brother – but for those who have not read it,A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age.

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'Kate Atkinson's finest work, and confirmation that her genre-defying writing continues to surpise and dazzle' Observer

A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the twentieth century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction.

Those who loved the bestsellingLife After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd’s adored younger brother – but for those who have not read it,A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age.

'Better than most fiction you'll read this year'The Times

Biographie de l'auteur

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel,Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television seriesCase Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her 2013 novelLife After Life won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize, voted Book of the Year for the independent booksellers associations on both sides of the Atlantic. It also won the Costa Novel Award, as did her new novelA God in Ruins (2015).

She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.

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