Publication Date: 01/03/2022 ISBN: 9781912054336 Category:

Almost

Ami Rao

Publisher: Fairlight Books
Publication Date: 01/03/2022 ISBN: 9781912054336 Category:
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‘He is ready to talk about her, his daughter. He is ready in a way. In a way.’

When a teenage girl dies in a car accident while returning home from school, her father is left to deal with his grief. Sent home from work for the crime of showing his emotions in front of strangers, he cannot bring himself to utter his unspoken thoughts of guilt and blame – not even to his wife. Alienated from the world and, to some degree, his own mind, and with his marriage slowly collapsing, the man starts to consider his grief.

In lyrical prose, Ami Rao experiments with language to explore grief, one of the most complex of human emotions. Inspired by the essays of Roland Barthes, this fragmented and philosophical novella is deeply moving.

Publisher Review

'Strikingly original, bold and brave, Almost is a beautifully crafted story of love and loss.' - Alan Robert Clark, author of 'The Prince of Mirrors' and 'Valhalla'; 'Complex, challenging and deeply moving, Ami Rao's experimental novella, 'Almost', captures the raw grief of a father's loss in a unique and truthful way; it stayed with me long after I'd finished reading.' - Mish Cromer, author of 'Alabama Chrome'

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