AFTER YOU'D GONE is the groundbreaking debut novel from the Costa Award winning Maggie O'Farrell, author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE. It is a stunning, best-selling novel of wrenching love and grief. A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she ...
AFTER YOU'D GONE is the groundbreaking debut novel from the Costa Award winning Maggie O'Farrell, author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE. It is a stunning, best-selling novel of wrenching love and grief. A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London. AFTER YOU'D GONE follows Alice's mental journey through her own past, after a traffic accident has left her in a coma. A love story that is also a story of absence, and of how our choices can reverberate through the generations, it slowly draws us closer to a dark secret at a family's heart.
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This brilliant story about love and loss is set in contemporary times betwixt London and small-town Scotland. Alice, the young heroine, is intense and quite likeable: she knows what she wants and has no pretenses. The story is mostly looking back on her life as she lies in a coma after an accident, shortly after unexpectedly seeing something shocking that was quite a revelation to her. Chapters jump back and forth between Alice's childhood and love life and her mother's and grandmother's lives. The writing is straightforward and devastating. I especially enjoyed reading a novel set in the British Isles during modern times instead of in the past.
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