Rootless (Hardback)
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Rootless (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 16/03/2023
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Waterstones Says

An at-once tender and heartbreaking meditation on freedom, motherhood and obligation, Rootless explores the limits of love and friendship through a story of a British-Ghanaian marriage in crisis.

There are two sides to every love story...

Teenagers Efe and Sam first meet in London in the 1990s. Years later the best friends are married. Their love story couldn't seem more perfect. But Sam wants to start a family.

Efe wants to be free from children to focus on her dreams. When an unplanned pregnancy forces them to confront their differences, Efe and Sam must discover if what they really want is still each other...

A poignant, heart-breaking debut about a British-Ghanaian marriage in crisis, Rootless is a story of friendship, family, societal obligation and motherhood. But above all, it's a story of love.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008528836
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Both tender and powerful; almost unbearably moving. It broke my heart’ LOUISE O’NEILL ‘Involving… paints a hard-hitting picture of how desperate it is to feel that what society insists is the best thing that can happen to you is, in fact, the absolute worst’ THE TIMES ‘Brave, insightful and heart-breaking’ RACHEL EDWARDS ‘Beautiful and gripping… unforgettable’ EMILIA HART ‘Powerful and bittersweet’ DAILY MAIL ‘Mesmerising and tender’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY ‘An open and honest exploration of the rediscovery of love, motherhood, and the choices we make and sacrifice.’ GAL-DEM ‘Highly relatable… your heart will miss a beat’ HUFFPOST UK ‘Tender, intimate and unflinching’ EMYLIA HALL ‘Skillfully told’ MARIE CLAIRE ‘One to watch’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘Get ready to be heart-broken’ COSMOPOLITAN ‘A debut novel that deserves to find many readers… a must-read’PRIMA ‘A heartbreaking tale about motherhood and freedom’ The i paper ‘A poignant debut which marks Krystle Zara Appiah out as one of Britain’s best new young writers’ HARPER’S BAZAAR ‘A deeply felt novel… full of romance as well as terrible grief. Rootless enthralled me from the start.’ ILANA MASAD, author of All My Mother’s Lovers ‘Efe’s tragic story will stay with readers long after they finish turning pages’ DONNA FREITAS, author of The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano

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“Really moving debut!”

Rootless is Appiah's debut novel and it's an accomplished rollercoaster of emotions.

This was immediately engaging and drew me into the story from the start. We open with Sam finding that his wife Efe has... More

Hardback edition
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“Heartbreaking and beautiful”

This is a beautiful and compelling debut novel about a marriage between two childhood friends, Efe and Sam. They are friends for years before they decide to be together, and the way that their relationship blossoms is... More

Hardback edition
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“Compelling”

A compelling debut by an author to watch. The ending felt shoehorned in, otherwise it is a beautifully written novel.

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