Autor: Bill Clegg
ISBN-13: 9781784701055
Einband: B-format paperback
Seiten: 304
Gewicht: 246 g
Format: 199x130x19 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Did You Ever Have a Family

Nominiert: Man Booker Prize 2015

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We all have families. What do you do when your family has just been destroyed?
This book of dark secrets opens with a blaze. On the morning of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's house goes up in flames, destroying her entire family - her present, her past and her future. Fleeing from the carnage, stricken and alone, June finds herself in a motel room by the ocean, hundreds of miles from her Connecticut home, held captive by memories and the mistakes she has made with her only child, Lolly, and her partner, Luke.
In the turbulence of grief and gossip left in June's wake we slowly make sense of the unimaginable. The novel is a gathering of voices, and each testimony has a new revelation about what led to the catastrophe - Luke's alienated mother Lydia, the watchful motel owners, their cleaner Cissy, the teenage pothead who lives nearby - everyone touched by the tragedy finds themselves caught in the undertow, as their secret histories finally come to light.

Lit by the clarity of understanding that true sadness brings, Did You Ever Have a Family is an elegant, unforgettable story that reveals humanity at its worst and best, through loss and love, fracture and forgiveness. At the book's heart is the idea of family - the ones we are born with and the ones we create - and the desire, in the face of everything, to go on living.
Autor: Bill Clegg
Bill Clegg arbeitet als Literaturagent in New York.

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Autor: Bill Clegg
ISBN-13:: 9781784701055
ISBN: 178470105X
Verlag: Random House UK, Vintage
Gewicht: 246g
Seiten: 304
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 199x130x19 mm