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The Language of Dying (Paperback)
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The Language of Dying (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 01/12/2016
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From the Number One bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES comes a beautiful, harrowing, heartbreaking story, filled with exquisite truths.

'A beautiful story, honestly told' Neil Gaiman

Tonight is a special terrible night.

A woman sits at her father's bedside, watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters - all broken, their bonds fragile - have been there for the past week, but now she is alone.

And that's when it always comes.

The clock ticks, the darkness beckons.

If it comes at all.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781786480927
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 132 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A beautiful story, honestly told * Neil Gaiman *
The Language of Dying will take your breath away, and send shivers up your spine, as it did mine at times. But only after it's broken your heart * Tor.com *
This is writing in another league: honest, courageous, startling and absolutely lucid * Graham Joyce *
A beautiful novel short, sharp and told with painful honesty, which I would say is the product of a writer at the very top of her game * The Independent *
The contrast of beauty and despair is one that makes this book powerful and unforgettable * Fantasy-Faction *
This is scary, and terrifying, miserable and horrifying, and yet it sucks you in from the very first page through to the last, and will stick in your mind for a long time after you've closed the book * British Fantasy Society *
A wonderful novella, The Language of Dying is a breathtakingly honest portrayal of real people going through tough times * The Big Issue *
One of the best books I've read in a long time. It's a subtle, beautifully written, harrowing story that gets under your skin and stays with you long after you turn the final page. Highly recommended * Starburst *
A beautiful, beautiful book * Bibliosanctum *
Pinborough demonstrates the ability to skewer relationships and emotions with precise phrases * Scifibulletin *
Touches my heart and soul in a way that is almost indescribable . . . I really cannot recommend this highly enough * LizLovesBooks *
Poetic, powerful and beautiful . . . It moved me deeply * upcoming4.me *
Prove[s] that sometimes books are exactly what you need and can show you truths you think no one else quite understands apart from you. I can't recommend it enough, without question my book of the year * Savidge Reads *
This contemplative, dreamy book takes the sweet, sordid melancholy of a woman's last days with her father, and grazes it with moonlight * SkyLightRain *
Devastatingly beautiful but strangely reassuring . . . it's beautifully written, moving and important. Sarah Pinborough has created something truly special * The Tattooed Book *
Something very special . . . a stand out read - one that I know will stick with me for many years to come * FictionFascination *
Pinborough's ability to write so beautifully means you cannot help but read on * Chorley Guardian *
Honestly, I'm completely blown away by The Language of Dying * Elitist Book Reviews *
Dark and compelling * Sunday Mercury *
The Language of Dying is hard to read at times because it forces us to analyse how we've reacted when going through the grieving process, and dredges up our own past hurts, but it should be commended for doing so * Horror Drive-In *
Effective and subtly affecting, this is a beautiful, sometimes harrowing story that deals with the most devastating of life's experiences in a delicate and thoughtful manner * The Eloquent Page *
Captures the haunting and mundane vigil as a loved one nears death as well as the complexities of how families deal with this tension. Moments of strange fantasy make this meditation on loss both unexpected and meaningful * Kirkus *
Full of conflicting emotions: love, fear, anger, joy. The prose is evocative and moody, making The Language of Dying a perfect novel for those nighttime hours at home when everyone else id fast asleep. The darkness of the storyteller's inner world echoes on every page * Rob LeFebvre, Shelf Awareness *

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“Loved this book”

This book is like music to the soul. Beautifully written and so much emotion in each page, really worth reading.

Hardback edition
3rd September 2015
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“beautiful”

I think this may be the best book I have yet read in my life.....

This is very short, but incredibly moving.It focuses on the unnamed narrator & her siblings in the days leading up to their father's death... More

Hardback edition
4th March 2013
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“A moving, thought-provoking look into loss”

This is a short yet powerful novella that follows a woman as she sits by her dying father. As she narratives his final days we find out more about the man and his family, how each of his children have deal with their... More

Paperback edition
12th April 2018
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