A Possible Life (Paperback)
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A Possible Life (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 12/09/2013
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From the author of Birdsong and A Week in December comes a dazzling new Sunday Times bestseller. Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection - some key to understanding what makes us the people we become. Provocative and profound, Sebastian Faulks' dazzling novel journeys across continents and time to explore the chaos created by love, separation and missed opportunities. From the pain and drama of these highly particular lives emerges a mysterious consolation: the chance to feel your heart beat in someone else's life.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099549222

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“beautifully written collection”

Im not usually one for collections of short stories, but this latest offering from Sebastian linked the stories so beautifully that i almost forgot thats what it was.
Each chapter focussed on different characters... More

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2nd October 2012
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“One multiplied by five equals six”

Much of the criticism of Faulks’s most recent offering is founded on the observation that it is a collection of short stories rather than a coherent novel. I disagree. The five stories here accrete like the five human... More

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10th March 2014
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Having read many amazing reviews, I had high expectations of A Possible Life and they were thoroughly exceeded. It is hard to go into details about the plot without giving things away and in a way the intricacies of... More

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5th April 2013
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