Misplaced Persons (Paperback)
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Misplaced Persons (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 17/02/2022
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From the author of the Costa Prize shortlisted The Good Guy

The Yardley family is fracturing.

Eighteen years since their move to Brussels and the future is clouded with uncertainty for Neil, a Brit, American Marcy and their three Belgian-born children. Wrapped up in their own worries, Neil and Marcy fail to see how much their middle child, Alec, is struggling. When Marcy offers shelter to a young Syrian refugee, it triggers an explosive train of events that affects every member of the family.

Against a backdrop of growing terror threats and Europe's worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, Misplaced Persons astutely explores miscues and misunderstandings, the strength of family bonds and the meaning of home.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473630406
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Susan Beale's writing is alive with subtlety and flair. Her stories unspool with a confident voice, a relish for detail and deft shifts in perspective * Tessa Hadley *
How skilfully Beale negotiates a minefield in this lucid account of colliding realities * Saga Magazine *
Timely but has great warmth and readability, too * Good Housekeeping *
Thought provoking and powerful . . . Superbly written, this is a significant and poignant story that will resonate with many people at different stages of their lives * Buzz Magazine *

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“Fractured family life.”

This is a story of a fractured family life. Neil, an Englishman, married to American Marcy and their three children live in Brussels. Add to the mix Nizar, a Syrian refugee ,Chloe a work colleague of Neil's and... More

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“Complex Family Tale”

Misplaced Persons is a terrific contemporary novel that starts off as a domestic novel about an acrimonious divorce between Neil and Marcy but soon becomes more complex and poignant. Marcy is a non-conformist,... More

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“A good read!”

This book is a timely reminder of how one selfish act can impact on a family.
The story is set in Belgium with the potential of terrorism in the forefront of everyone’s mind .

The book describes the life of Marcy... More

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