Half a World Away: Signed Edition (Hardback)Mike Gayle (author)
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Strangers living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common. But it wasn't always that way...
Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her past.
Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a child, Noah always looks forward, never back.When Kerry reaches out to the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have life-changing consequences for them both. By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its powerfully emotional, heartbreaking final page.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
'Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues. Half a World Away is supremely poignant, uplifting and heartwarming in equal measure - as well as being a real page-turner.' - Sophie Kinsella
'What an involving, captivating, heart-rending story. Some books fade from the memory but I know I'm never going to forget these characters - they feel like my own family.' - Jill Mansell
'His most accomplished and moving novel yet.' - Lisa Jewell
'Mike has a prodigious talent for writing completely relatable characters who draw you into their world and tug at your heart strings. Half a World Away is an absolute triumph and a joy to read. Once again Mike tackles complex and thorny issues with a confident and compassionate hand.' - Ruth Hogan
'Mike Gayle just gets better and better and Half a World Away might be the loveliest yet.' - Jenny Colgan
'Heartbreaking and wonderful, a beautiful book about the power of love to surmount almost anything.' - Julie Cohen
'Half a World Away is heartbreaking and beautiful, full of poignant moments and characters you fall for from page one. I couldn't put it down.' - Libby Page
'He has a wonderful way of lifting the reader up while tugging at our heart strings at the same time. A lovely story about what family really means...' - Fionnuala Kearney
'Half a World Away is heartbreakingly lovely. Its main characters came to feel like friends of mine, and the book is full of such warmth and love. It truly captured my heart.' - Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare
'This book is a treasure, written from the heart.' - Alice Peterson
'Gayle writes beautifully about fractured families and the unshakable power of love, in a book that is both heart-wrenching and uplifting, and full of the deeply relatable characters for which he's so well-known. This is a triumph of a novel, true and heartfelt, and you'll be in floods when you reach the poignant final page.' - Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call
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“Funny, heart-breaking and uplifting”
Mike Gayle has a way of writing that draws you immediately into his novels. There is such realism and honesty in this lovely book about two people who could not be more different. Kerry is a single mum to Kian and... More
Whilst I’ve noticed Mike Gayle’s book in the past they’ve not really jumped out at me however the blurb of Half a World Away really appealed to me and having read it I must admit I’ll be giving his other books further... More
“Another good read from Gayle.”
Really enjoyed this, great characters, interesting plot. There's no real surprises but there's plenty of depth. Nicely structured with dual narratives that switch between Noah and Kerry.
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