Author: Fiona Melrose
Genre: Fiction /Literary Fiction Pages: 260
First published: 2016
Edition: Paperback, published in 2017 by Corsair
I have so many feels having finished this beautiful book. I feel like I am hurting, but full of hope. I was simply blown away by this novel.
It is going to be so hard to describe why this book is so incredible. It is a slow book, which is about the relationship between a father and a son and the grief they both still carry, but cannot share. It is about suppressed emotions and pain, but it never sinks too deep into misery. It is masterly told and excels in the simplicity of its story.
There is a little bit of action at the beginning, but this is not an action-packed plot-driven novel. In fact it is as far removed from that as it could be. This is about the characters and their innermost emotions and the baggage they carry. I am so impressed with the writing and sensitive story telling.
I do not think this book will be for everyone, but I absolutely loved it with all my heart and it is firmly on my list of the best books I have ever read.
7 out of 7 stars