Love After Love (Paperback)Ingrid Persaud (author)
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With an unconventional family unit at its heart, Persaud’s novel probes the intricate connection between love and trust, and what happens to the former when the latter is disrupted.
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2020
Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home together.
Home: the place where your navel string is buried, keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world. Happy and loving they are, until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart.
Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love asks us to consider what happens at the very brink of human forgiveness, and offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'Full of wit and soul.' - Tracy Chevalier
'It made me ugly cry' - Jessie Burton
'Spellbinding' - Andre Aciman
'Electrifying' - Marlon James
'Glorious' - Rachel Joyce
'Beautiful' - Richard Osman
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