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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 08/03/2007
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Have you ever wished you could walk away from it all? Not for a day, not for a week, but for good.

Claire's older brother Daniel has disappeared. He leaves work one Friday afternoon, shortly before Christmas, and vanishes into thin air. Married, successful, rich, there seems no reason why he would abandon his life. Has he been killed? Has he been kidnapped? Or has he just had enough?

Set between London and Miami, this is the story of a family with ghosts to bury. It opens on the day of the Challenger shuttle explosion at Cape Canaveral; a tragic moment that rips this family apart and sets Daniel's disappearance in motion some 18 years later.

In the midst of it all sits Claire, who knows Daniel best. She becomes convinced that she knows where her older brother is and sets off on a journey to find him.

Part mystery, part love story, part comic road trip, this is the story of a woman unravelling her family's secrets and healing their wounds, while finding a route to real love.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340832448
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 219 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Louise Wener's writing is as quirky and cool as her stage persona' * Cosmopolitan *
'Louise Wener's writing is as quirky and cool as her stage persona' * Cosmopolitan *
'Her most accomplished effort yet' * Mirror *
'A captivating yarn...in a word: sophisticated' * The Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Australia *
'Her most accomplished effort yet' * Mirror *
'Wener excels at American patter, and this section is genuinely funny - very Evanovich at her early and best' * Telegraph *
'Wener's thoughtful literary style and page-turning pace are a combo that should won her plenty of fans' * Glamour *
'Intriguing' * Good Housekeeping *
'Writing fiction comes to Wener about as easily as song writing did' * Independent on Sunday *
'Wener's thoughtful literary style and page-turning pace are a combo that should won her plenty of fans' * Glamour *
'Wener excels at American patter, and this section is genuinely funny - very Evanovich at her early and best' * Telegraph *
'Wener's third is a satisfying coming-of-age novel with a sympathetic heroine' * Kirkus Reviews *
'Intriguing' * Good Housekeeping *
'Page-turning mystery' * Daily Mail *
'Page-turning mystery' * Daily Mail *
'A brilliant, quirky tale and one of the must-reads of 2007 so far' * Sun *
'A brilliant, quirky tale and one of the must-reads of 2007 so far' * Sun *

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“The Half Life of Stars”

Ever wondered what you'd do if your brother or sister suddenly disappeared? Probably not, because people don't just do things like that, do they? Well, this is exactly the situation Claire finds herself in... More

Paperback edition
9th April 2007
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“The Half Life of Stars”

Louise Wener has a gift for storytelling, sucking you into the lives of her characters. Her descriptive style allows you to picture the scenes beautifully.The story begins with the failed Challenger mission and... More

Paperback edition
15th March 2007
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“The Half Life of Stars”

I don't know if people remember the band Sleeper from the 90's? I do, but had absolutely no idea that their lead singer Louise Wener could write... or had even written a book. In all honestly I was sceptical... More

Paperback edition
8th March 2007
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