Instructions for a Heatwave

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August 2013



Paperback edition of the stunning new novel from the Costa Novel award-winning author of "After You'd Gone" and "The Distance Between Us". Set in the 1976 heatwave, it follows the meltdown of a London Irish family, as the father disappears and his disparate grown-up children return to the fold to try and find him. Richly comic and painfully well-observed. 'O'Farrell has a remarkable ability to convey the texture of human emotion with precision' "Observer"




Maggie O'Farrell is the author of six novels, AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award. She lives in Edinburgh.


The Riordans will stay in your mind long after you finish this book. They're funny, infuriating and impossible not to love. They feel like family Irish Times My favourite kind of novel: big-hearted, psychologically complex and utterly gripping -- Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette Unputdownable -- Joanna Briscoe, Guardian Instantly appealing...magical Daily Telegraph Masterful...holds you on an exquisite knife-edge Marie Claire An author at the top of her game Sunday Express O'Farrell's language is lissom, airborne, mostly seamless, her characters flawed, contradictory, aggravating and instantly knowable. This is a deceptively easy, effortlessly true-feeling novel; a total delight Metro A quite wonderful novel...at once enthralling, page turning and atmospheric Irish Examiner
EAN: 9780755358793
ISBN: 0755358791
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Headline
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2013
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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