Late in the Day

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Late in the Day
  • Tessa Hadley
  • English
  • 12 September 2018
  • 0062476696

Late in the Day The lives of two close knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in the latest from Tessa Hadley, the acclaimed novelist and short story master who recruits admirers with each book Hilary Mantel.Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends since they first met in their twenties Thirty years later, Alex and Christine are spending a leisurely summer s evening at home when they receive a call from a distraught Lydia she is at the hospital Zach is dead.In the wake of this profound loss, the three friends find themselves unmoored all agree that Zach, with his generous, grounded spirit, was the irreplaceable one they couldn t afford to lose Inconsolable, Lydia moves in with Alex and Christine But instead of loss bringing them closer, the three of them find over the following months that it warps their relationships, as old entanglements and grievances rise from the past, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness. Free Read eBook Late in the Day By Tessa Hadley – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

15 thoughts on “Late in the Day

  1. Larry H says:

    The two couples were the closest of friends Alex and Christine, and Zach and Lydia Before all four met each other, Lydia and Christine were friends from school, as were Alex and Zach When they all were living in England, their families spent a great deal of time together, and even their daughters grew up together While they each shared some similarities, each was very different from one another.One night, Alex and Christine plan for a quiet evening, when the idyll is broken by a phone call L The two couples were the closest of friends Alex and Christine, and Zach and Lydia Before all four met each other, Lydia and Christine were friends from school, as were Alex and Zach When they all were living in England, their families spent a great deal of time together, and even their daughters grew up together While they each shared some similarities, each was very different from one another.One night, Alex and Christine plan for a quiet evening, when the idyll is broken by a phone call Lydia is calling from the hospital to say that Zach died suddenly The two are utterly shocked by Lydia s news, and rush quickly to tend to her, to tell Lydia and Zach s daughter, Grace, who is in school in Glasgow, and to handle the detai...

  2. Ron Charles says:

    With each new book by Tessa Hadley, I growconvinced that she s one of the greatest stylists alive The British author of seven novels and several story collections, Hadley regularly inspires such praise, but her success was hardly a foregone conclusion Her first novel, Accidents in the Home, didn t appear until she was 46, practically geriatric compared with those wunderkinds who secure contracts at the Iowa Writers Workshop and graduate into a field of laurels.There are compensations, With each new book by Tessa Hadley, I growconvinced that she s one of the greatest stylists alive The British author of seven novels and several story collections, Hadley regularly inspires such praise, but her success was hardly a foregone conclusion Her first novel, Accidents in the Home, didn t appear until she was 46, practically geriatric compared with those wunderkinds who secure contracts at the Iowa Writers Workshop and graduate into a field of laurels.There are compensations, though, for achieving literary success later in life Unable to sell her first stories while she was raising a family, Hadley went back to school and wrote a PhD thesis on Henry James That long immersion in James s canon offered a study of psychological acuity that now illuminates Hadley s w...

  3. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Beautifully written Two couples have been the best of friends since their twenties For over thirty years, it s been Zach and Lydia and Alex and Christine through it all One night Christine and Alex receive a call from Lydia Zach has unexpectedly passed away Interestingly, all the friends agree that Zach was the best of the group They put him on a posthumous pedestal and grief swallows their days Lydia is having such a difficult time, Alex and Christine have her move in with them But this Beautifully written Two couples have been the best of friends since their twenties For over thirty years, it s been Zach and Lydia and Alex and Christine through it all One night Christine and Alex receive a call from Lydia Zach has unexpectedly passed away Interestingly, all the friends agree that Zach was the best of the group They put him on a posthumous pedestal and grief swallows their days Lydia is having such a difficult time, Alex and Christine have her move in with them But this closeness in their grief is not a good thing Their friendships are now in jeopardy Late in the Day is all about the characters, how they experience loss, and highlighting the complex dynamics of close relationships The writing is beautiful and so easy to read I also found i...

  4. Elyse Walters says:

    Remember the movie, Bob Carol Ted and Alice , the hit talk about film in 1969 Let me refresh your memory Two pseudo liberal thinking couples friends for 30 years had intimate truth telling conversations together.The movie is a comedy.covering up tragedy below the surface With the possibly of wife swamping the 4 of them jump in bed together Only 3 adults jumped into bed together in Tessa Hadley s novel After all, what are good friends for also a 30 year friendship Remember the movie, Bob Carol Ted and Alice , the hit talk about film in 1969 Let me refresh your memory Two pseudo liberal thinking couples friends for 30 years had intimate truth telling conversations together.The movie is a comedy.covering up tragedy below the surface With the possibly of wife swamping the 4 of them jump in bed together Only 3 adults jumped into bed together in Tessa Hadley s novel After all, what are good friends for also a 30 year friendship if not to comfort a cold grieving friend Bob Carol Ted Alice..Plus. Crossing to Safety , by Wallace Stegner.each share similarities with each other Stegner s book is outstanding a personal favorite I ve yet to read any book on friendships between two couplesmasterfully written I enjoyed parts of Late in the Day.but was craving the richness of Crossing to Safety It s easy to understand why Late in The Day , by Tessa Hadley is being compa...

  5. Will says:

    Tessa Hadley is a master of her craft with writing that is consistently beautiful while seemingly effortless, displaying remarkable perception and uncanny insight when exploring human connection and the inner thoughts and feeling of her characters, never shying away from the faults and flaws found in an actual life She is an author that never rings false to me, always exhibiting an honesty and, I suppose, an innate wisdom in her writing Her new novel, which explores the way in which tragedy an Tessa Hadley is a master of her craft with writing that is consistently beautiful while seemingly effortless, displaying remarkable perception and uncanny insight when exploring human connection and the inner thoughts and feeling of her characters, never shying away from the faults and flaws found in an actual life She is an author that never rings false to me, always exhibiting an honesty and, I suppose, an innate wisdom in her writing Her new novel, which explores the way in which tragedy and loss can adversely affect the lives of longtime friends, is no exception Hadley is uncanny in her ability to peel back the complex feelings and expose the often less than admirable reactions to the situation her characters face The story, wr...

  6. Meike says:

    Tessa Hadley writes about the changing relationship dynamics between two couples from their mid twenties into their middle age, and while she offers some fascinating observations about semi conscious feelings of guilt, suspicion and resentment and also some gripping passages about grief, this book is overall lacking in force and urgency The characters remain pale and sometimes even clich d, and the explanations the author offers for her narrative decisions manage to make the whole experience ev Tessa Hadley writes about the changing relationship dynamics between two couples from their mid twenties into their middle age, and while she offers some fascinating observations about semi conscious feelings of guilt, suspicion and resentment and also some gripping passages about grief, this book is overall lacking in force and urgency The characters remain pale and sometimes even clich d, and the explanations the author offers for her narrative decisions manage to make the whole experience even worse Our protagoni...

  7. Julie Ehlers says:

    This was my first Tessa Hadley, and it turns out I had totally the wrong idea about her For some reason I thought she was dark and edgy and sardonic, but if Late in the Day is any indication, she s none of those things This was a fairly standard domestic drama, but done quite well maybe like adense and vivid Anne Tyler Once it got going I was absorbed the whole time, but I can t say I was wowed, and I also thought the younger characters were pretty unconvincing This is maybe a 3.5 for This was my first Tessa Hadley, and it turns out I had totally the wrong idea about her For some reason I thought she was dark and edgy and sardonic, but if Late in the Day is any indication, she s none of those things This was a fairly standard domestic drama, but done quite well maybe like adense and vivid Anne Tyler Once it got going I was absorbed the whole time, but I can t say I was wowed, and I also though...

  8. Bonnie Brody says:

    Tessa Hadley s writing is like a specific taste think cilantro, marzipan, or liver You either like it immediately or it doesn t mesh with your tastes I found myself trying very hard to get into the flow of the narrative but it was like an undertow No matter how hard I tried to stay afoot, I kept going down The novel begins with the death of Zachary, a charismatic man, cultured, strong and assured in every way, a gallery owner and part of the London art scene Of all the people in his circl Tessa Hadley s writing is like a specific taste think cilantro, marzipan, or liver You either like it immediately or it doesn t mesh with your tastes I found myself trying very hard to get into the flow of the narrative but it was like an undertow No matter how hard I tried to stay afoot, I kept going down The novel begins with the death of Zachary, a charismatic man, cultured, strong and assured in every way, a gallery owner and part of the London art scene Of all the people in his circle, he was the one they never suspected would die, despite all of them getting on in years and having grown children Despite his friends beliefs in his near immortality, Zachary keels over in his gallery, hitting his head on his desk Christine and Alex, Zachary a...

  9. Peter Boyle says:

    This patient, carefully considered story explores the fortunes of two couples in present day London Christine, an artist, and her husband Alex, a poet turned teacher, are listening to classical music in their apartment one evening when the phone rings Lydia, their old friend, tells them that her husband Zachary has died of a heart attack while working in his art gallery The quartet had been friends for many years and Zachary s untimely passing has a huge effect on the other three Lydia moves This patient, carefully considered story explores the fortunes of two couples in present day London Christine, an artist, and her husband Alex, a poet turned teacher, are listening to classical music in their apartment one evening when the phone rings Lydia, their old friend, tells them that her husband Zachary has died of a heart attack while working in his art gallery The quartet had been friends for many years and Zachary s untimely passing has a huge effect on the other three Lydia moves in with Christine and Alex while she figures out what to do next The women have been pals since childhood, and in fact it was Lydia who first had a crush on Alex before he eventually got together with Christine But Zachary s death upset...

  10. Dan says:

    Tessa Hadley masters the everyday in Late in the Day everyday people living everyday lives in everyday situations While not my life or the lives of people I know, Hadley s characters and their lives are easily imaginable as real Late in the Day does not transcend the everyday so much as help us to understand it Late in the Day revolves around two long married and intertwined couples who have known each other since their twenties Christine and Alexandr, and Lydia and Zachary The relationshi Tessa Hadley masters the everyday in Late in the Day everyday people living everyday lives in everyday situations While not my life or the lives of people I know, Hadley s characters and their lives are easily imaginable as real Late in the Day does not transcend the everyday so much as help us to understand it Late in the Day revolves around two long married and intertwined couples who have known each other since their twenties Christine and Alexandr, and Lydia and Zachary The relationship between Christine and Lydia friends since college forms par...

  11. Claire says:

    Tessa Hadley is undoubtedly a master of her craft The writing, in Late in the Day, is consistently measured, observant, beautiful and stark In part, this is what made this a challenging read for me Late in the Day is very much a novel of the everyday Although hinged on significant moments, or turning points, much of the substance of this novel is ordinary lived experience In that sense, this is a slow read, but ultimately I found myself propelled by the power of Hadley s skill with the writ Tessa Hadley is undoubtedly a master of her craft The writing, in Late in the Day, is consistently measured, observant, beautiful and stark In part, this is what made this a challenging read for me Late in the Day is very much a novel of the everyday Although hinged on significant moments, or turning points, much of the substance of this novel is ordinary lived experience In that sense, this is a slow read, but ultimately I found myself propelled by the power of Hadley s skill with the written word, and insight into human nature.I understand and even share many of the criticisms of this novel that I have read, primarily that the characters at times or consistently seem passive, detached, not entirely real However, ultimately, I didn t find this entirely problematic What Hadley offers us, is an intense examination of ordinary long term relationships, both romantic and platonic In some sense...

  12. Lee says:

    3.5 Children threaded tactfully through the adults solemnity patches of sunshine bloomed and withdrew on the floor tiles like tentative reassurances Totally absorbing and extremely likeable the only real issue is the kids being so much less vivid than their elders I m fact Grace and Isobel sound ...

  13. Jerrie (redwritinghood) says:

    I struggled a bit with this book as the characters all felt very flat to me That, along with the sleepy, detached tone, took away from what was otherwise some lovely writing about the complex relationship between two ma...

  14. Anna says:

    4.5 I was absolutely mesmerized by this novel, even though one might argue that nothing much happens in it I think a lot of it is due to the stunning writing Tessa Hadley manages to use very few words to invoke a very vivid picture These words are simple and arrange themselves beautifully together, as if that was how they were supposed to be, in these exact formations The writing is almost transparent for the absence of adjectives, often crowding other writers prose Don t get me wrong, 4.5 I was absolutely mesmerized by this novel, even though one might argue that nothing much happens in it I think a lot of it is due to the stunning writing Tessa Hadley manages to use very few words to invoke a very vivid picture These words are simple and arrange themselves beautifully together, as if that was how they were supposed to be, in these exact formations The writing is almost transparent for the absence of adjectives, often crowding other writers prose Don t get me wrong, I love lush writing too, if it is done well, but it is much harder to shape one s writing into something so beautiful using so little material.I think there is a lot here about life as a performance and the inability to truly know anyone else and sometimes even yourself How can someone truly know us if we are hiding from ...

  15. David says:

    Hadley gets top marks for the artistry of her writing There are many, many lovely sentences and well structured passages I did find her excessive use of one particular punctuation mark distracting let s just say she favors a High Colonic style Her skill is also evident in the way she explores the messy paradoxes and irrevocable missteps that complicate amorous relationships For those reasons this was an interesting read Unfortunately I did not care for or, worse yet, about any of the Hadley gets top marks for the artistry of her writing There are many, many lovely sentences and well structured passages I did find her excessive use of one particular punctuation mark distracting let s just say she favors a High Colonic style Her skill is also evident in the way she explores the messy paradoxes and irrevocabl...