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Isabel and Robert lost their two children in a drowning incident. Thirty years later, Anna arrives. She comes to the small Devon village on a whim, hoping to start afresh – and, without telling anyone she is pregnant – goes to live with Isabel. For a time, the women find solace in each other’s company, but the baby’s arrival causes powerful feelings of loss and heartbreak to surface, and Anna must question whether Isabel’s feelings towards her child are entirely benign.

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The Orange Prize long listed debut novel by the author of The German Boy

In 1958, in a small Devon village, on an idyllic summer afternoon, two children are drowned. Their parents, Isabel and Robert, are overcome with grief but, as time passes, their tragedy becomes part of the everyday fabric of village life.

One summer’s day, thirty years later, Anna arrives. She comes to the village on a whim, hoping to start afresh – and, without telling anyone she is pregnant, goes to live with Isabel. For a time the women find solace in each other’s company, but the baby’s arrival causes powerful feelings of loss and heartbreak to surface, and Anna must question whether Isabel’s feelings towards her child are entirely benign . . .

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Weight 500 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

345

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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