• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The Best Kind of People (Hardback)
  • The Best Kind of People (Hardback)
zoom

The Best Kind of People (Hardback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£16.99
Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 13/07/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

The gripping summer read perfect for fans of Megan Abbott's The Fever and Louise O'Neill's Asking For It .

'Prods at the dark underbelly of society.' Red Best Summer Beach Reads

A Prima Best Summer Read

'Compelling story characters readers will recognize and come to love and writing that makes it effortless to turn page after page.' Vancouver Sun

THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE is a page-turning Canadian bestseller about a family on the brink of collapse. It gives no easy answers, but once you stay up all night reading it, you'll want to talk about it with everyone you know.

What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable?

George Woodbury is a teacher at a prestigious Connecticut private school. He is voted Teacher of the Year every year, after he rescued the school from a gunman attack. On his daughter's 17th birthday this beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety with teenage girls on a skiing trip.

His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her.

Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah.

Their son, Andrew, a lawyer, assists in his father's defense, while wrestling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years coming out as gay. With George awaiting trial, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep living their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt?

'Whittall places the reader right at the centre of their pain. It's the best depiction of female suffering I've read since Jane Smiley eloquently tackled sexual abuse in A Thousand Acres.' Toronto Star

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473658080
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 664 g
Dimensions: 243 x 180 x 36 mm

You may also be interested in...

Men Without Women
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Into the Water
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Sparsholt Affair
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Home Fire
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Manhattan Beach
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
History of Wolves
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Break
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
How to Stop Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Less
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Gentleman in Moscow
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
On a Beautiful Day
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Don't Let Go
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

Reviews

View all

“Definitely worth reading ”

18322003
I read novels's review Mar 27, 2018 · edit
really liked it

This kind of story brings it back to readers attention of teachers and the rich and famous celebrities that have been accused of sexual... More

Paperback edition
27th March 2018
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.