The *new* novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.
Meet Gilda. She cannot stop thinking about death. Desperate for relief from her anxious mind and alienated from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local church and finds herself abruptly hired to replace the deceased receptionist Grace.
Delhi, 1946 Ma and Bappu are liberal intellectuals teaching at the local university. Their fourteen year-old daughter - precocious, headstrong Alma - is soon to be married: Alma is mostly interested in the wedding shoes and in spinning wild stories for her beloved younger sister Roop, a restless child obsessed with death. Times are bad for girls in India.
It’s an unputdownable book that I read from cover to cover without stopping.
This exhilarating West African-inspired fantasy sequel is a bedazzlement of magic, sisterhood, secrets, and high-stakes battles
This smart, sunny story of summer crushes, queer romance, friendship, fandom and family reconciliations is a dazzling delight
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