A Heart Bent Out of Shape

by Emylia Hall

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

A Heart Bent Out of Shape Synopsis

From the author of The Book of Summers, picked for Richard & Judy's 2012 summer book club, comes the story of a first love, a terrible tragedy, a snow-filled paradise; a year that will never be forgotten. For Hadley Dunn, life so far has been uneventful - no great loves, no searing losses. But that's before she decides to spend a year studying in the glittering Swiss city of Lausanne, a place that feels alive with promise. Here Hadley meets Kristina, a beautiful but elusive Danish girl, and the two quickly form the strongest of bonds. Yet one November night, as the first snows of winter arrive, tragedy strikes. Hadley, left reeling and guilt-stricken, beings to lean on the only other person to whom she feels close, her American Literature professor Joel Wilson. But as the pair try to uncover the truth of what happened that night, their tentative friendship heads into forbidden territory. And before long a line is irrevocably crossed, everything changes, and two already complicated lives take an even more dangerous course...

A Heart Bent Out of Shape Press Reviews

As tender and insightful as it is gripping... the sheer joy of being young and alive is shining out on every page -- Susan Fletcher, author of EVE GREEN


Praise for Emylia Hall: 'Enchanting and vivid... an amazing debut' - Cosmopolitan


Beautifully nuanced - Spectator


Fantastically evocative and sun-drenched  - Stylist


'A compelling coming-of-age story with a superb twist' - Easy Living

'[An] emotive novel not to be missed' - Star

'[A] crystalline tale... A novel that glints with passion, loss and doubt' - Marie Claire

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ISBN: 9780755390892
Publication date: 13/03/2014
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755390892
Publication date: 13th March 2014
Author: Emylia Hall
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Emylia Hall

Emylia Hall was born in 1978 and grew up in the Devon countryside, the daughter of an English artist and a Hungarian quilt-maker. After studying at York University and in Lausanne, Switzerland, Emylia spent five years working in a London ad agency, before moving to the French Alps. It was there that she began to write. Emylia now lives in Bristol with her husband, also an author. Author photo © fayetography.com

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