ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 6, 2019
By (author) Kirsty Gunn
Caroline’s Bikini is the tale of a classic love affair; a swirling cocktail of obsession and imagination.The moment that Evan Gordonstone – a successful middle-aged financier – meets Caroline Beresford – a glamorous housewife, hostess and landlady – he falls into unrequited love, a story as old as Western literature itself. Evan recounts the tale of his infatuation to his friend Emily, and thus begins a hypnotic series of conversations set against the backdrop of West London bars, fuelled in intensity by endless G&Ts. From the depths of midwinter to July’s hot swelter, Evan’s retelling of his passion for Caroline will take him to the brink of his own destruction.
Kirsty Gunn is an internationally awarded writer who published her first novel with Faber in 1994 and since then eight works of fiction, including short stories, as well as a collection of fragments and meditations, and essays. She is Professor of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee and lives in London and Scotland with her husband and two daughters.