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A Possible Life

by Sebastian Faulks

A Possible Life Synopsis

Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection - some key to understanding what makes us the people we become. Provocative and profound, Sebastian Faulks's dazzling novel journeys across continents and time to explore the chaos created by love, separation and missed opportunities. From the pain and drama of these highly particular lives emerges a mysterious consolation: the chance to feel your heart beat in someone else's life.

A Possible Life Press Reviews

Most easily appreciated as a series of compelling short stories. Poignant, powerful and tender, they are lined by the pain and passion, hope and hardship, accident and design which make up the drama of an individual life -- John Koski * Mail on Sunday * Both intriguing and unsettling... [Faulks's] versatility as a writer is showcased in A Possible Life * Discover Your History *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846573644
Publication date: 13th September 2012
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: CD-Audio
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks's books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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