The Faber Shop has reopened. Browse our curated selection of books and discover exclusive products for Faber Members.

Love After Love

Love After Love

ISBN
9780571356195
Published
02/04/2020
9780571356195
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
416

About the Book

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2020***

AS SEEN ON BBC'S BETWEEN THE COVERS
ONE OF STYLIST'S BEST NEW BOOKS FOR 2020

'A beautiful book. I adored it.' RICHARD OSMAN
'Full of wit and soul.' TRACY CHEVALIER
'Unforgettable' MARLON JAMES
'It made me ugly cry' JESSIE BURTON
'Glorious' RACHEL JOYCE
'Spellbinding' ANDRÉ ACIMAN

Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love.

Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home together. Home: the place where your navel string is buried, keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world. Happy and loving they are, until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart.

Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love asks us to consider what happens at the very brink of human forgiveness, and offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back.

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2020***AS SEEN ON BBC'S BETWEEN THE COVERSONE OF STYLIST'S BEST NEW BOOKS FOR 2020'A beautiful book. I adored it.' RICHARD OSMAN'Full of wit and soul.' TRACY CHEVALIER'Unforgettable' MARLON JAMES'It made me ugly cry' JESSIE BURTON'Glorious' RACHEL JOYCE'Spellbinding' ANDRÉ ACIMANMeet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love.Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home together. Home: the place where your navel string is buried, keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world. Happy and loving they are, until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart.Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love asks us to consider what happens at the very brink of human forgiveness, and offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back.
  • Ingrid Persaud

    Born in Trinidad, Ingrid Persaud won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2017 and the BBC Short Story Award in 2018. She read law at the LSE and was a legal academic before taking degrees in fine art at Goldsmiths, University of London and Central Saint Martins. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Prospect and Pree magazines. Ingrid lives in London and Barbados.

“Love After Love is gift after gift. An unforgettable symphony of love and loss, heartache and guilt, and the secrets and lies that pull us together, and tear us apart. Dazzlingly told in the most electrifying prose you will read all year.”
- Marlon James
“Love After Love took me by surprise. I loved the kindness of Mr Chetan, the vulnerability of Solo and the force that is Betty. Tender, glorious, bold, and yes, messy too with a voice that has a vibrancy of its own. I was gripped by the sheer punch of the writing.”
- Rachel Joyce