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An Empty Room
Title : An Empty Room
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ISBN : 9780156032810
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 228

Nineteen-year-old Emily spends the endless summer before college going out all night, sleeping all day, and reveling in the aura of her beautiful boyfriend, Tom, and his fashionable friends. But the luster soon begins to fade, and she is left feeling lonely and directionless. Unwilling to accept the only futures she knows--the misery and jealousy of Tom's divorced parentsNineteen-year-old Emily spends the endless summer before college going out all night, sleeping all day, and reveling in the aura of her beautiful boyfriend, Tom, and his fashionable friends. But the luster soon begins to fade, and she is left feeling lonely and directionless. Unwilling to accept the only futures she knows--the misery and jealousy of Tom's divorced parents or the hushed tensions that envelop her parents' marriage--Emily embarks on a quest for genuine intimacy and is drawn to her boyfriend's married older cousin, Simon. Their affair forces her to confront her own sense of right and wrong and to make the same decisions about love, loyalty, and betrayal that are at the heart of the unraveling relationships of the adults around her. An Empty Room was short-listed for the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2003. Beautifully written, it takes readers through a moral maze of subtle splendor.


An Empty Room Reviews

  • Katie

    quick read - just took the morning. It was intense. a lot happenedd then it justended. I should have realized that going in, it was only like 200 pages. Just enough time for the story to get good - it all just happened - and then the story is over. like, "this is what i did. the end."Had it kept going, I would have liked it more.

  • Catherine

    This book draws you in, with its strong internal dialogue & sexiness until it gets to the under belly of the plot. It then becomes almost unbearable, the main character Emily is so miserable & falls in love with the cliche "irresistible married man!" I could hardly set it down, then once finished hardly look at itD ENDING.

  • Brooke

    Wow! I got this book on a fluke after Christmas at borders. It was on sale for like 3.99 so I bought it. It was WELL worth it! I couldn't put it down. So beautifully written. I definitely would like to read more of the authors books.

  • Fawn Rasmussen

    A bit boring but some parts are interesting. It was a short book, thank f*ck for that.

  • Janah

    Gripping! Had me crying by the end of the chapter.

  • Kara Douglas

    Read in a day, very intense and included some beautiful descriptions.

  • Helen Howe

    Although not a plot-driven novel, the characters were very well-written and the language was rich and pleasurable, like drinking melted Belgian chocolate. An atmospheric coming-of-age novel.

  • Keri

    This was a good readnd of strange plot. I couldn't really identify with the characters, but the story moved quickly and kept me interested.