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This Must be the Place: Costa Award Shortlisted 2016

This Must be the Place: Costa Award Shortlisted 2016

A spellbinding story of a man's attempt to unlock the mystery of what became of the woman he loved half a life-time ago

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ISBN 9780755358809
Barcode 9780755358809
Published 1 June 2016 by Headline Publishing Group
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Farrell, Maggie

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ISBN-13 9780755358809
ISBN-10 0755358805
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Tinder Press
Publication Date 1 June 2016
International Publication Date 17 May 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Farrell, Maggie
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight 782g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 638230

Description of this Book

From the bestselling, award-winning author of INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE and THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, comes an unforgettable story of a man seeking to come to terms with the death of a woman he loved thirty years ago. Daniel Sullivan, his wife and three children are en route to an airport when he happens to turn on the radio. A hush falls when Daniel hears a voice he has not heard for decades, and realises that the talented, unhappy woman it belonged to died shortly after he left her. What follows is Daniel's attempt to uncover the truth of how he came to walk away from his first love, with devastating consequences. But this is not his story alone, for his has been a complex life, and it is just as much that of the estranged children of his previous marriage, of his wife Claudette Wells, a reclusive former actress, and of the family they have raised in a stunning but remote rural Irish home. What emerges is a rich and extraordindarily intimate portrait of a unique marriage, one we become increasingly aware is being eaten away at by the slow, inevitable work of loss, and the reverberations of what happened between Daniel and a young woman named Nicola, all those years ago.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Costa Novel Award 2016
NZ Review Inventive, moving and hilarious. I loved it -- Rachel Joyce
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven novels, AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, and THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award. She lives in Edinburgh.

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