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An Unremarkable Body

by Elisa Lodato

Debut Books of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

An Unremarkable Body Synopsis

When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes daughter, Laura.The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorised, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. To bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemised entry.What emerges is a picture of life lived in the shadows, as well as an attempt to discover how and why her mother died. To make sense of her own grief Laura must piece her mother's body back together and in doing so, she is forced to confront a woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who felt shackled by motherhood and unable to love freely.

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An Unremarkable Body Press Reviews

An Unremarkable Body is a well-crafted story of grief and loss. Beautiful, sensitive, and poignant -- Clarissa Goenawan, author of Rainbirds

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ISBN: 9781474606332
Publication date: 12/12/2017
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Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474606332
Publication date: 12th December 2017
Author: Elisa Lodato
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Elisa Lodato

Elise Lodato grew up in London and read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. After graduating she went to live in Japan where she developed a love of cherry blossom and tempura. On returning to the UK she spent many happy years working for Google before training to become an English teacher. Helping pupils to search for meaning in a text inspired Elisa to take up the pen and write her own. Her first novel, An Unremarkable Body, was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2016. Elisa lives in Surrey with her husband and two children.

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