The Things We Left Unsaid (Hardback)Emma Kennedy (author)
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The debut adult novel from the author of side-splitting memoirs such as The Tent, the Bucket and Me harnesses all of Kennedy’s pitch-perfect comic writing and allies it to a tender, emotionally complex story about estranged families and the half-truths of the past. Sublime and uplifting.
Rachel's relationship with her mother, Eleanor, has always been far from perfect. Eleanor is a renowned artist born from the swinging sixties, and Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of her success.
When Rachel is left by her fiance on the morning of their wedding she has no choice but to move back into her family home and spend an unbearably hot summer with a mother she feels distant from - in the presence of many painful memories. It will take another turn of events before Rachel realises that sometimes the past holds exactly the comfort we need. And that behind the words left unsaid are untold stories that have the power to define us.
Imbued with warmth and full of characters who will steal your heart, The Things We Left Unsaid is a radiant novel in which past and present collide with life-affirming consequences.
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 648 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37 mm
"A beautiful novel . . . so tender and thoughtful. I loved it." - Marian Keyes
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A beautiful story of relationships and their complications.
This book is told in the then and now.
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