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Love After Love

Alex Hourston

For fans of Kate Atkinson and Louise Doughty this sophisticated adultery novel is not to be missed…

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571316946
Date Published
27.02.2018
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Summary

Nancy Jansen is the beating heart of her family.

She is the centre around whom many lives turn.

Mother
Therapist
Daughter
Sister
Wife

But Nancy has a new role:

Lover

Everybody can be happy, Nancy believes, so long as they can be kept apart.

But when these lives start to overlap, collision becomes inevitable, with consequences for all…

Critic Reviews

'I inhaled the book, really, in one long, cool, quenching breath... it is written with such linguistic and emotional precision - not a word or thought out of place - and its examination of what it means to love honestly and truthfully, both as an individual and as part of a marriage and a family, had me utterly gripped from the first paragraph. Few other novels have absorbed me so fully this year. It deserves to do very well and I’m sure it will.’

Laura Barnett
Critic Reviews

a beautifully written page turner of a book

Kate Hamer
Critic Reviews

Hourston’s novel carries shades of Louise Doughty and Zoe Heller but what sets her aside is her skillful handling of the parent and child relationship, and the changing bond as the youngster matures.

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AlexHourston

After fifteen years writing strategy for advertising agencies, Alex Hourston took a break to go back to university and her first love, books. She completed a Masters in English and started a PhD, but put it aside when the idea for this novel surfaced. Alex lives outside Brighton with her family. She is working on her second novel, an exploration…

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