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Becoming Strangers

by Louise Dean

Becoming Strangers
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    Jan 2006, 320 pages
    Jan 2007, 320 pages

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Louise Dean was born in 1970 and brought up in Kent.  She received a BA Hons in History from Downing College, Cambridge in 1991.  After spending time in Hong Kong and New York, she is now married with three children and splits her time between France and England.

Becoming Strangers is her first novel.  It was long-listed for the 2004 Man Booker Prize, and was the only title to be voted onto the long-list unanimously by all judges. It was also a finalist for The Guardian Best First Novel Award and won the Betty Trask prize (awarded by the British Society of Authors to a writer under the age of 35 for a first novel, who is also a Commonwealth citizen).

Her second novel, This Human ...

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