LoveReading View on The Picnic
An exciting debut from this author. A family drama unfolds across three generations and spanning two continents. Moving and sometimes unsettling but a fantastic insight in to the mother-daughter bond, this will keep you gripped from beginning to end.
The Picnic Synopsis
One day in 1973, a woman mysteriously vanishes from a family picnic in Toronto and the multilayered narrative of The Picnic explores the effect this has on her daughter and granddaughter who return home to Scotland without her. Crossing three generations, bridging two continents and spanning over twenty years, The Picnic is an intriguing novel that tackles issues of female identity, exile and belonging and the conflict between sexual desire and family loyalty from an entirely fresh perspective. Lesley McDowellâ€™s lively and rhythmic prose and well-observed characters make this a joy to read. Thoughtful, beautiful, tender and, at times, unsettling, The Picnic hails the arrival of a brilliant new literary talent.
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The Picnic Press Reviews
â€œ A beautifully written and utterly compelling debut novelâ€ â€“ Emma Tennant
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