The Forrests (Paperback)Emily Perkins (author)
- In stock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Dexterously communicates some of life's less-syncopated rhythms ... Funny, painful and utterly mesmerising * Independent on Sunday *
The novel I would most like to press into my friends' suitcases this summer ... kept me up reading late into the night -- Helen Brown * Daily Telegraph *
Literary fiction at its most luscious * Mail on Sunday *
Brilliant and differently boundary smashing ... An ambitious family saga flooded with light and life * Julie Myerson, New Statesman Books of the Year *
Exhilarating: intensely attentive, funny, lyrical and moving * Kate Summerscale, Daily Telegraph Books of the Year *
Word by word, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph this book accelerates into brilliance ... remarkable -- Tom Sutcliffe * BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review *
Extraordinary ... It is so sensitively rendered that you feel every detail, down to the blades of grass that grazes the children's knees ... It seems, in these pages, as if Perkins has a special gift for capturing a child's inner universe, but the talent extends itself as the novel progresses to the incandescent joys and devastations of teenage love, the compromises of mid-life and the tragedy of old age ... a magnificent novel -- Arifa Akba * Independent *
Perkins writes vividly and often beautifully ... an intelligent and perceptive novel -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *
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I was very optimistic when I received The Forrests and read the reviews on the cover and synopsis on the back. As a graduate of English Lit, this style of narrative sounded like something that I would find interesting... More
Beautifully written, I can absolutely see why this book won awards. The sentences and imagery and descriptions are inventive, clever, vivid. The dialogue is natural. The structure (each chapter a different time in a... More
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