LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Lost Child

by Caryl Phillips

The Lost Child Synopsis

Discover this heartrending story of orphans, outcasts and the grip of the past from award-winning novelist Caryl Phillips - inspired by Wuthering Heights. It is the 1960s. Isolated from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, Monica Johnson raises her sons in the shadow of the wild Yorkshire moors. But when her younger son Tommy, a loner who is bullied at school, disappears, the family bond is demolished - with devastating consequences. Deftly intertwined with this modern narrative is the story of the ragged childhood of Emily Bronte's Heathcliff, one of literature's most enigmatic lost boys. Recovering the mysteries of the past to illuminate the predicaments of the present, The Lost Child is an exquisite novel about exile, freedom and what it is to belong. 'Heartbreaking...compelling' Independent

The Lost Child Press Reviews

Expertly written and artfully crafted * Daily Mail * Phillips has found a way to enlist the strange energy of Emily Bronte's work and redirect it to powerful and surprising effect * Times Literary Supplement * The prose is as sleek as you would expect from a writer as accomplished as Phillips * Guardian * Heartbreaking... Compelling * Independent *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529111569
Publication date: 7th November 2019
Author: Caryl Phillips
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Crossing the River (shortlisted for the Booker Prize 1993) and A Distant Shore (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2004). Phillips has won the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN Open Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, as well as being named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 1992 and one of the Granta Best of Young British Writers 1993. He has also written for television, radio, theatre and film.

More About Caryl Phillips

More Books By Caryl Phillips

Cover for A View of the Empire at Sunset by Caryl Phillips
Cover for The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips
Cover for The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips
View All Books By Caryl Phillips

Share this book