Publication Date: 05/07/2022 ISBN: 9781472271549 Category:

The Displacements

Bruce Holsinger

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication Date: 05/07/2022 ISBN: 9781472271549 Category:




‘Tense, claustrophobic, and all too imaginable’ Diane Chamberlain, author of The Last House on the Street

‘A gripping, full-throttle page-turner’ Miranda Cowley Heller, author of The Paper Palace


An adrenaline-fuelled story of lives upended and privilege lost in a swiftly changing world.

Daphne Larsen-Hall has every reason to believe that her life as an artist in a luxury Miami house with her surgeon husband, Brantley, and their family, will carry on forever.

But Luna – the world’s first Category 6 hurricane – changes everything. With Brantley missing in the aftermath of the massive storm, Daphne and their children find themselves in a vast shelter for the displaced a thousand miles from home, their finances abruptly cut off.

As days turn into weeks, the family confronts losses and circumstances they never imagined, and a world that has changed beneath their feet. When tensions in the shelter reach a breaking point, Daphne’s resilience is put to the ultimate test as she realises ‘normal’ will never return – and faces the shocking truths that threaten to tear her family apart once more.

Praise for Bruce Holsinger’s The Gifted School:

‘More than a touch of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies’ Observer

‘An incisive inspective of privilege, race and class’ New York Times

‘Snapping with tension, this is a book for our times’ Shari Lapena

‘Exposes how easily a mix of good intentions, self-delusions and minor sins can escalate’ The New Yorker

Publisher Review

A riveting and humbling reminder of how precarious our lives are -- Mary Beth Keane, bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes A propulsive family drama and a provocative story of human dignity, human indignity, and the deeper meanings of home -- Miranda Cowley Heller, bestselling author of The Paper Palace Urgent, powerful, unputdownable -- Amitav Ghosh Brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly believable * Kirkus * The Displacements is tense, claustrophobic, and all too imaginable. A reminder that disaster doesn't only happen to other people, that in a heartbeat each of us can be put to the test in a desperate search for physical and emotional survival. Holsinger's beautifully drawn characters are made even more human by their relatable vulnerability in this gripping, twisty drama -- Diane Chamberlain

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