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Undying A Love Story by Michel Faber
  

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How can you say goodbye to the love of your life? In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic, candid and true, these poems are an exceptional chronicle of what it means to find the love of your life. And what it is like to have to say goodbye.

If you like Michel Faber you might also like to read books by Julian Barnes, Jeffrey Eugenides and Peter Ackroyd.

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Undying A Love Story by Michel Faber

A heartbreaking chronicle of losing the love of your life by Michel Faber, the award-winning author of The Book of Strange New Things. All I can do, in what remains of my brief time, is mention, to whoever cares to listen, that a woman once existed, who was kind and beautiful and brave, and I will not forget how the world was altered, beyond recognition, when we met.

Reviews

'Michel Faber addressed these love poems to his wife after her death. They are lucid, tender and wise, and they pulse with this fine writer's intelligence' -- Ian McEwan

'Searing yet beautiful' -- Richard Holloway

'Heart-breaking. I'm delighted to have such a beautiful book' -- Mary Costello

'I was touched by the spirit of these poems, their vulnerably sober and steady way of addressing grief' -- Christopher Reid

'Devastating' -- John Self

A painful little treasure' -- Christopher Brookmyre

About the Author

Michel Faber

Michel Faber has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (2001) and The Courage Consort (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Author photo © Eva Faber

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Book Info

Publication date

7th July 2016

Author

Michel Faber

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Categories

Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9781782118541

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