The Long Forgotten
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When the black box flight recorder of a plane that went missing 30 years ago is found at the bottom of the sea, a young man named Dove begins to remember a past that isn’t his. The memories belong to a rare flower hunter in 1980s New York, whose search led him around the world and ended in tragedy.
Restless and lonely in present-day London, Dove is quickly consumed by the memories, which might just hold the key to the mystery of his own identity and what happened to the passengers on that doomed flight, The Long Forgotten.
The Long Forgotten is a thrilling mystery about memory and identity from David Whitehouse, the award-winning author of Bed and Mobile Library.
This intoxicating mystery about memory and loss is a dazzling work of fiction. * Bookriot * Three stories unfold in this imaginatively written and cleverly constructed novel, creating a satisfying read. * Choice * What makes us, us? Our parents, our pasts, our memories? The questions that this novel poses are intriguing. * Daily Mail * This is a wonderful book, its different strands weaving around each other and coming together in the most fantastic conclusion. I am so jealous of David Whitehouse's writing - his use of language is almost unfair -- Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt Intriguing, imaginative and beguiling -- Alan McMonagle, author of Ithaca Effortlessly entertaining, smart and effervescent-and that's only this novel's outer layer. The Long Forgotten has deep roots of insight that make it subtly resonant and memorable. Whitehouse is a writer with a dazzling wit and a striking empathy. -- Benjamin Wood, author of The Ecliptic Outlandishly clever, ingenious . . . There's no question that David Whitehouse is a writer to watch -- Janet Maslin * New York Times * Powerful, eccentric . . . Whitehouse's writing is energetic and pacey, spiked with startling moments of tenderness and superbly controlled * The Times * Whitehouse makes you feel what it's like to be 12 again: the obsessions, the fears, the boundless curiosity. Heartwarming and heartbreaking, sometimes in the space of one page * Stylist *
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