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Water (Hardback)John Boyne (author)
The bestselling author of All the Broken Places and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas delivers the psychologically acute and emotionally engaging tale of a woman on the run from her past on a remote island.
From million-copy-bestselling author John Boyne comes a masterfully reflective story about one woman coming to terms with the demons of her past and finding a new path forward.
The first thing Vanessa Carvin does when she arrives on the island is change her name. To the locals, she is Willow Hale, a solitary outsider escaping Dublin to live a hermetic existence in a small cottage, not a notorious woman on the run from her past.
But scandals follow like hunting dogs. And she has some questions of her own to answer. If her ex-husband is really the monster everyone says he is, then how complicit was she in his crimes?
Escaping her old life might seem like a good idea but the choices she has made throughout her marriage have consequences. Here, on the island, Vanessa must reflect on what she did - and did not do. Only then can she discover whether she is worthy of finding peace at all. Can you ever truly wash away your past?
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 21 mm
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“An absorbing and thought provoking book”
Having read ‘The Heart’s Invisible Furies’ I was really looking forward to a new John Boyne book - and this one didn’t disappoint.
Arriving on a small island off the coast of mainland Ireland, our main character is... More
A young woman has upped sticks and travelled to a remote island. The first thing she does on landing is change her name. Willow Hale does not come with the same baggage as Vanessa Carvin. Big nasty baggage which I... More
“A difficult subject delicately handled”
I've struggled with Mr Boyne's work before now simply because he always seems to write a book that brings up difficult issues. It always felt like he had to have a cause.
However I requested Water from... More
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