My Phantoms (Hardback)
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My Phantoms (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 01/04/2021
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A bold yet nuanced mapping of a mother-daughter relationship gone awry, My Phantoms is an arresting portrait of one family’s inner battles from the award-winning author of First Love.

Helen Grant is a mystery to her daughter. An extrovert with few friends who has sought intimacy in the wrong places; a twice-divorced mother-of-two now living alone surrounded by her memories, Helen (known to her acquaintances as 'Hen') has always haunted Bridget. Now, Bridget is an academic in her forties. She sees Helen once a year, and considers the problem to be contained. As she looks back on their tumultuous relationship - the performances and small deceptions - she tries to reckon with the cruelties inflicted on both sides. But when Helen makes it clear that she wants more, it seems an old struggle will have to be replayed. From the prize-winning author of First Love, My Phantoms is a bold, heart-stopping portrayal of a failed familial bond, which brings humour, subtlety and new life to the difficult terrain of mothers and daughters.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783783267
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 12 mm

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“Moving and enjoyable”

This (shortish) book is told from the point of view of Bridge as she navigates her way through her relationship with her mum , Hen, from childhood to adulthood. I gobbled this book up in 2 sittings and would recommend... More

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“A novel from the author of "First Love" written in her distinctive style”

“She’s clearly frightened of engaging. That’s a sad thing. A sad and defensive thing. Here’s a better way to put it, she was in an a priori reality …. And that reality was not going to yield to another reality”

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