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Offcomer

by Jo Baker

  • 39 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by W. Heinemann in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
    • Subjects:
    • Young women -- Fiction.,
    • Self-mutilation -- Fiction.,
    • England -- Fiction.,
    • Belfast (Northern Ireland) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJo Baker.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6102.A57 O34 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination294 p. ;
      Number of Pages294
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3623408M
      ISBN 100434009296
      LC Control Number2002405585
      OCLC/WorldCa48485783

      " Offcomer by Baker, Jo A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: . cycling the hebridean way, make guide books, maps, hebrides, offcomers.

        Offcomer is a truly remarkable debut, a novel of quiet and real power. Publisher: Vintage ISBN: Weight: g Dimensions: x x 21 mm Edition: New edition You may also be interested in Book Edition: New Edition. item 7 Offcomer, New, Books, mon - Offcomer, New, Books, mon £ Free postage. See all 7. About this product. Product Information. This is a psychological examination of a troubled young woman's life and mind. Claire has little self-esteem and is often given to cutting herself with a razor. After University and a.

      An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman's search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of t the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Offcomer at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.


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As such, it is an *extremely* dark and depressing story that one almost feels the author wrote more for herself than for any reading value from the world at large.3/5. Offcomer. Jo Baker's powerful and moving first novel tells the story of Claire, a young woman who feels unable to belong anywhere, even in her own skin.

Adrift and alone in post-ceasefire Belfast, she is forced to confront the core questions of her life: who is she, and where, if anywhere, can she call home. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Offcomer at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(14).

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Offcomer (Book): Baker, Jo: "Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess.

She's trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead-end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior. But like the ceasefire that has brought renewed hope to Belfast.

Baker’s reissued debut novel follows the life of a young Oxford graduate who suffers from depression and low self-esteem. Claire, who lives in Belfast with her overly critical and unloving. Editions for Offcomer: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), X.

A quiet but powerful first novel about a young woman called Claire, who is working in a Belfast pub. The story opens with Claire mutilating herself by cutting her ankle. We learn that she is the daughter of a Jewish mother adopted when young by Gentiles, and has no sense of self-worth.

An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman’s search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of t the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess.5/5.

Admittedly, Offcomer is a novel that demands patience of the reader: the story of Claire’s small gains and gradual emergence into self-awareness is related at a measured pace. But the novel is written with great assurance, and readers who persevere to the end will find their patience amply rewarded.3/5(1).

"Offcomer" by Jo Baker was one of the rare books that I really wished that I had never started. Baker is a good writer. The skill and talent are obviously there but the lead character was asympathetic while the story and plot felt thin/5(16).Publisher's Summary Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess.

She's trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead-end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior.An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman's search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of Longbourn.

Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She's trapped in a disastrous.