Supporting Cast (Paperback)Kit de Waal (author)
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The author of My Name is Leon delivers a collection of bittersweet tales revolving around love, loss and the fleeting moments of high drama in otherwise ordinary lives. Poignant, tender and perceptive, Supporting Cast is an understated gem.
From the acclaimed author of My Name is Leon
As she walks out of her marriage, a woman remembers the day her husband rescued a boy from drowning.
A blind man on his wedding day celebrates the pursuit of love.
And a young man leaves prison with only one desire - to see his son again.
Kit de Waal's characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 108 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
'Kit de Waal has written? a book that is absolutely right for the summer of 2020 . . . This is a book you could read on a journey, on a beach, in a single sitting between dinner and bedtime. And afterwards feel more connected to the world... It's a treat for her many existing fans - but new readers can very much start here' - Financial Times
'It's so good. Full of Kit's trademark humanity. I can feel my heart grow with every word' - Cathy Rentzenbrink
'Stunning. What an experience, the brightest and most beautiful break in the clouds. Kit is in utter command of language and story here, and wields them like no other writer' - Donal Ryan
'Kit has the most marvellous gift of getting to the marrow of her characters and this collection of vignettes from the lives of her characters, peripheral, and not so peripheral, is a magnificent study of humanity in all its various sorrows. Her writing is exquisite, not a word is wasted and the stories are beautiful in their simplicity and truth' - Liz Nugent
'Written with such beauty' - Prima
'Stories of everyday lives that will resonate and move you utterly' - Stylist
'An emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity' - Sunday Times on The Trick to Time
'The unforgettable story of a boy struggling to belong. Heartbreaking and uplifting - just read it' - Daily Mail on My Name is Leon
'Devastatingly emotional. De Waal's storytelling gives us the poetry and sorrow of life itself' - Financial Times on The Trick to Time
'Tender and heart-breaking' - Rachel Joyce on My Name is Leon
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