Turning for Home - SLD

Turning for Home - SLD

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Released January 11, 2018
ISBN 978-0857523747

£29.99

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The brilliant new novel from the author of the award-winning FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN.

'One of our most exciting young writers' - The Times

'Wasn’t the life of any person made up out of the telling of two tales, after all? People lived in the space between the realities of their lives and the hopes they had for them. Everyone needed their stories, the other side of the ribbon of their lives, the real life and the dream, the statement and the meaning, all of them a tape’s breadth apart from each other, impossibly divided, indivisibly close.'

Every year, Robert's family come together at a rambling old house to celebrate his birthday. Aunts, uncles, distant cousins - it has been a milestone in their lives for decades. But this year Robert doesn't want to be reminded of what has happened since they last met - and neither, for quite different reasons, does his granddaughter Kate. Neither of them is sure they can face the party. But for both Robert and Kate, it may become the most important gathering of all.

As lyrical and true to life as Norris's critically acclaimed debut Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain, which won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and Debut of the Year at the British Book Awards, this is a compelling, emotional story of family, human frailty, and the marks that love leaves on us.

'Norris writes beautifully, unearthing extraordinary depths in the everyday... a memorable writer, mature beyond his years.' -Sunday Times
'Norris has a gift for tapping in to ordinary lives and finding the extraordinary in them' - Daily Mail

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Barney Norris

Barney Norris is a critically acclaimed playwright, poet and author.

Barney’s debut novel, Five Rivers Met In A Wooded Plain, was published by Doubleday (Transworld) in April 2016 to critical acclaim, and was a Waterstones and Foyles Book of the Month. His second novel, Turning For Home, was published by Doubleday in January 2018. His latest book, The Vanishing Hours, a novel about the pain of abandonment and the enduring power of love, was published in July 2019.

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