Publication Date: 27/01/2021 ISBN: 9781913097462 Category:

Bolt from the Blue

Jeremy Cooper

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date: 27/01/2021 ISBN: 9781913097462 Category:
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In Bolt from the Blue, Jeremy Cooper, the winner of the 2018 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize, charts the relationship between a mother and daughter over the course of thirty-odd years. In October 1985, Lynn moves down to London to enroll at Saint Martin’s School of Art, leaving her mother behind in a suburb of Birmingham. Their relationship is complicated, and their only form of contact is through the letters, postcards and emails they send each other periodically, while Lynn slowly makes her mark on the London art scene. A novel in epistolary form, Bolt from the Blue captures the waxing and waning of the mother-daugher relationship over time, achieving a rare depth of feeling with a deceptively simple literary form.

Publisher Review

'Jeremy Cooper's work is consistently haunting and layered, built on a refreshing trust in the reader to delve deeper behind the quiet insinuations of his prose. His work resists every modern accelerant, creating a patient and precise tonic. He is easily one of the most thoughtful British fiction writers working today.' Adam Scovell, author of HOW PALE THE WINTER HAS MADE US

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