Publication Date: 17/02/2022 ISBN: 9781473630406 Category:

Misplaced Persons

Susan Beale

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 17/02/2022 ISBN: 9781473630406 Category:
Paperback / Softback




From the author of the Costa Prize shortlisted The Good Guy

The Yardley family is fracturing.

Eighteen years since their move to Brussels and the future is clouded with uncertainty for Neil, a Brit, American Marcy and their three Belgian-born children. Wrapped up in their own worries, Neil and Marcy fail to see how much their middle child, Alec, is struggling. When Marcy offers shelter to a young Syrian refugee, it triggers an explosive train of events that affects every member of the family.

Against a backdrop of growing terror threats and Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, Misplaced Persons astutely explores miscues and misunderstandings, the strength of family bonds and the meaning of home.

Publisher Review

Susan Beale's writing is alive with subtlety and flair. Her stories unspool with a confident voice, a relish for detail and deft shifts in perspective * Tessa Hadley * How skilfully Beale negotiates a minefield in this lucid account of colliding realities * Saga Magazine * Timely but has great warmth and readability, too * Good Housekeeping * Thought provoking and powerful . . . Superbly written, this is a significant and poignant story that will resonate with many people at different stages of their lives * Buzz Magazine *

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