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Pan Macmillan, Mar 5, 2020 - Fiction

The New York Times Bestseller
‘Captivating, potent, incisive, and wise’ – Madeline Miller, author of Circe
‘Extremely funny’ – Sunday Times

Recently out of a devastating love affair and mourning the loss of her beloved mum, Casey is lost. The novel she has been writing for six years isn’t going anywhere, her debt is soaring, and at thirty-one, with all her friends getting married and having kids, she feels too old for things to be this way.

Then she meets Silas. He is kind, handsome, interested. But only a few weeks later, Oscar – older, fascinating, troubled – walks into her life, his two boys in tow. Suddenly Casey finds herself at the point of a love triangle, torn between two very different relationships that promise two very different futures. And she’s still got to write that book . . .

‘Suffused with hopefulness and kindness’ – Ann Patchett
‘Exquisite’ – Sunday Telegraph
‘Funny and immensely clever’ – Tessa Hadley
‘Beautiful . . . Reading the book feels like waiting for clouds to break – a kind of gorgeous agony’ – Guardian
‘I loved this book’ – Curtis Sittenfeld

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User Review  - alanna1122 - LibraryThing

This book has come up over and over again in all the places that I trust for reviews. Most recently someone described it as lovely - or sweet or something like that and I thought - gee that sounds ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

King has a real talent for writing sentences and at times slips into the poetic in a very beguiling way. "I want to take that sound and stuff it into a bag with rocks and throw it in the river." Her ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Lily King is the author of The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain and Euphoria. Euphoria was a New York Times bestseller and won the Kirkus Prize and the New England Book Award for Fiction. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. King is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and has twice won both the Maine Fiction Award and the New England Book Award. She lives with her husband and children in Maine, USA.

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