After You'd Gone (Paperback)Maggie O'Farrell (author)
AFTER YOU'D GONE is the groundbreaking debut novel from the Costa-Award winning Maggie O'Farrell, author of HAMNET and I AM, I AM, I AM. It is a stunning, best-selling novel of wrenching love and grief.
A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London.
AFTER YOU'D GONE follows Alice's mental journey through her own past, after a traffic accident has left her in a coma. A love story that is also a story of absence, and of how our choices can reverberate through the generations, it slowly draws us closer to a dark secret at a family's heart.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 26 mm
A memorable debut * Daily Telegraph *
An engrossing study of loss and family ties, delivered with the page-turning pace of a thriller * Independent on Sunday *
This weepy, now out in paperback, is guaranteed to leave you out of Kleenex... your life stands still as you turn the pages. An amazing study of love and grief as it poses the wrenching question: What do you do with all the love you have for someone when they're gone? * Glamour *
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“Word of mouth, pass it on”
I thought the female characters were difficult to follow at first but once you see the present and past intermingle it becomes easy to tell what part of the story you are seeing.
Great book club questions we raised... More
“brilliant - unsettling and moving”
I love everything this author has written - but this is my favourite. It's unsettling, powerful and moving.
“A must read”
This is the first book of Maggie's that I read many years ago and from reading this book I became a fan. Its a book about love and loss between Alice and John, when John dies, grieving Alice ends up in a coma... More
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