Kit de Waal
***From the acclaimed author of My Name is Leon***
‘Stories of everyday lives that will resonate and move you utterly’ Stylist
As she walks out of her marriage, a woman remembers the day her husband rescued a boy from drowning.
A blind man on his wedding day celebrates the pursuit of love.
And a young man leaves prison with only one desire – to see his son again.
Kit de Waal’s characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday.
‘It’s so good. Full of Kit’s trademark humanity. I can feel my heart grow with every word’ Cathy Rentzenbrink
‘Stunning. Kit is in utter command of language and story here, and wields them like no other writer’ Donal Ryan
‘A magnificent study of humanity in all its various sorrows. Her writing is exquisite’ Liz Nugent
The unforgettable story of a boy struggling to belong. Heartbreaking and uplifting - just read it * Daily Mail on My Name is Leon * Tender and heart-breaking * Rachel Joyce on My Name is Leon * Devastatingly emotional. De Waal's storytelling gives us the poetry and sorrow of life itself * Financial Times on The Trick to Time * An emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity * Sunday Times on The Trick to Time *
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