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Published in Penguin Modern Classics, Penelope Lively's Heat Wave is a moving portrayal of a fragile family damaged and defined by adultery, and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect the ones she loves. Pauline is spending the summer at World's End, a cottage somewhere in the middle of England. This year the adjoining cottage is occupied by her daughter Teresa and baby grandson Luke; and, of course, Maurice, the man Teresa married. As the hot months unfold, Maurice grows ever more involved in the book he is ...

Heat Wave 2011, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141196824

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Heat Wave 1997, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060928551

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Heat Wave 1997, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140256925

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Heat Wave 1997, Thorndike Press, Thorndike, ME

ISBN-13: 9780783819884

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Heat Wave 1997, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140257748

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Heat Wave 1996, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060174767

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Heat Wave 1996, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670869046

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