Publication Date: 26/08/2021 ISBN: 9780349015057 Category:

Loved and Missed

Susie Boyt

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 26/08/2021 ISBN: 9780349015057 Category:
Hardback

£16.99

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‘I was in the story, feeling everything. I cared about every character . . . She writes beautifully. It was a total pleasure’ Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Susie Boyt writes with a mordant wit and vivid style which are at their best in Loved and Missed.
When your beloved daughter is lost in the fog of addiction and you make off with her baby in order to save the day, can willpower and a daring creative zeal carry you through ?
Examining the limits, disappointments and excesses of love in all its forms, this marvellously absorbing novel, full of insight and compassion, delights as much as it disturbs.
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‘She takes the study of love into uncharted territory and every sentence has its depth and pleasure’ Linda Grant
‘I am so moved: it carries a huge emotional power… I ache for them all. Poignant, witty, lyrical and perceptive’ Joan Bakewell

Publisher Review

I was in the story, feeling everything. I cared about every character . . . She writes beautifully. It was a total pleasure -- Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read Always surprising - unexpected, particular, the thing you didn't know you wanted, but needed more than anything. A tender study of unrequited maternal love redeemed ultimately by the quiet glory of not giving up -- Tamsin Greig She takes the study of love into uncharted territory and every sentence has its depths and pleasures -- Linda Grant Her writing has a Keatsian belief in the holiness of the Heart's affections . . . a beautiful work of art, a page-turning narrative with wise and funny observations and dialogue . . . both heart-breaking and consoling -- Shena Mackay I am so moved: it carries a huge emotional power . . . I ached for them all. Poignant, witty, lyrical and perceptive -- Joan Bakewell A novel of profound courage and consideration; every page a kaleidoscope of thoughtful insight into human frailty and complexity . . . one of the greatest visceral studies of love I have ever experienced -- Lisa Dwan

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