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Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones
  

Hand Me Down World

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

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.

If you like Lloyd Jones you might also like to read books by Barbara Kingsolver, J.M. Coetzee and Chris Cleave.

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Synopsis

Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones

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.

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Lloyd Jones

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th May 2011

Author

Lloyd Jones

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Publisher

John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848544802

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