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From the Author of Mr Pip, shortlisted for the Man Booker, is an original and extraordinary novel that makes readers think and question. A moving and inspiring tale of a mother crossing continents searching for her child, meeting people and changing their lives as well as her own.
Sometimes a person passes through your world and you don't forget them. She is like that. She is crossing continents, searching for her missing child. Everyone she comes into contact with has a tale to tell: the truck driver who mistook her for a prostitute, the hunters who almost shot her, the Frenchman who loved her, the blind man and the lodger. This is her story.
Closing date: 06/09/2020
'Compelling ... vivid ... intense ... one of the most significant novelists writing today' -- Sunday Times
'Humane and moving, it's a worthy successor to Jones's last novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mister Pip' -- Daily Mail
'Artfully constructed and delicately nuanced ... Hand Me Down World has an eerie compulsion' -- D J Taylor, Financial Times
'Everyone will want to read Hand Me Down World and few will be able to stop thinking about it after they do' -- Irish Independent
'The novel's readability belies its great depth ... Jones's novel is haunting to the very final line' -- Sunday Telegraph
'This is, to make a bold claim, an extraordinary novel ... Jones is a daring writer who can be relied on to ignore expectation, and is becoming one of the most interesting, honest and thought-provoking novelists working today' -- Joanna Briscoe, Guardian
Publication date: 09/05/2011
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
|Publication date:||9th May 2011|
|Publisher:||John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He travelled to Papua New Guinea at the outset of the blockade and visited the island twice ten years later; once, to visit the New Zealand Peacekeeping mission, the second time to stay with Sam Kauona, the military leader of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army.More About Lloyd Jones