Undercurrent (Hardback)
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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 25/08/2022
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A powerful story of love and choices from the author of The Vanishing Hours, Undercurrent revolves around Ed - a Londoner stuck in a rut in his unfulfilling life - and his chance encounter with a woman he saved from drowning years earlier.

'The beginning of summer. Perhaps it crosses my mind even now while I wait for news of Amy that something is coming towards us. Like sighting the first slow swell of a wave.'

Years ago, in an almost accidental moment of heroism, Ed saved Amy from drowning. Now, in his thirties, he finds himself adrift. He's been living in London for years - some of them good - but he's stuck in a relationship he can't move forward, has a job that just pays the bills, and can't shake the sense that life should mean more than this. Perhaps all Ed needs is a moment to pause. To exhale and start anew. And when he meets Amy again by chance, it seems that happiness might not be so far out of reach. But then tragedy overtakes him, and Ed must decide whether to let history and duty define his life, or whether he should push against the tide and write his own story.

Filled with hope and characteristic warmth, Undercurrent is a moving and intimate portrait of love, of life and why we choose to share ours with the people we do.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857525734
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A profound meditation on dealing with loss and finding your moorings in destabilising times' - Observer

'Always skilled at creating character and voice... Norris demonstrates how seemingly insignificant moments impact a life' - Financial Times

'Beautiful and useful. His writing untangles the knots that tie us down, to families, to history. He writes to free us and deserves our thanks' - Spectator

'Lyrical, yearning, elegiac' - Daily Mail

'Norris is a terrific writer. His characters not only convince, they're invested with a depth of personality that fixes them in the reader's mind long after the book has been replaced on the shelf... undoubtedly one of the finest novels to come out of these islands this or any year.' - New European

'Norris' latest novel is a lyrical and affecting examination of love, life and the stories that shape us' - Big Issue

An evening with Barney Norris

An evening with Barney Norris

Farnham
Tuesday 25th October 19:00 - 20:30

Join us in store at 7pm on Tuesday October 25th to meet Barney Norris, bestselling author of "Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain". Barney will be discussing his critically acclaimed new novel "Undercurrent", "undoubtedly one of the finest novels to come out of these islands this or any year" (New European). Find out why Barney is being hailed as one of the most exciting novelists of his generation. It promises to be a lively evening, and you're all welcome !

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“Simply wonderful..”

In a nutshell Norris’s new novel is a love story between a young man, Ed, and Amy, a girl he saved from drowning years ago. Amy’s reappearance triggers remembrances of his past with his family in their family home and... More

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