The View on the Way Down (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 10/04/2014
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'Unforgettable'
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Emma used to have two brothers, but five years ago Kit died and on the day of his funeral Jamie left home and never came back. Their parents never talk about what happened. But now Emma is older she is beginning to ask questions - and she's never given up hope that she will see Jamie again . . .

Told with honesty and warmth, The View on the Way Down is the story of a devastating act of brotherly love that will open your eyes even as it breaks your heart.


'This is a book that leaves you contemplating many things. The complexity of sibling relationships, the hidden contagiousness of mental illness, the long shadows cast by childhood and the pain that is the price of love'
Matt Haig, Guardian

'So compassionate, so heartbreaking . . . the story wouldn't let me go'
Shelley Harris

'A wonderfully moving portrayal of love and pain with a mystery right at its heart. I defy anybody to read this book and not be touched in some way'
Sally Brampton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447224709
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 21 mm

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Ann Noddles at Durham

“Please read this book!”

Dont be misled by the delicate subject matter of this book, older brother commits suicide and younger brother leaves home on the day of the funeral. This is the story of how the family especially Emma the younger... More

Hardback edition
25th March 2013
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“A moving & compelling read”

This is a very moving read that deals with the subject of depression and suicide. It focuses on the effect the illness has on the family and the aftermath of the death of the sufferer, Kit.

It tells in a very honest... More

Hardback edition
20th March 2014
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“Outstanding”

The View On The Way Down by Rebecca Wait will be published by Picador on 11 April 2013. This is the author's debut novel, she is twenty-four years old and she wrote the novel in the evenings whilst working as a... More

Hardback edition
10th December 2012
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