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Left and Leaving

Jo Verity  All books by Jo Verity

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"Humane and subtle, a keenly observed exploration of the way we live now... I am amazed that Verity's work is still such a secret. A great read"
Stephen May, author of Life, Death, Prizes

The fifth novel from Richard and Judy Award winner Jo Verity, author of Sweets from Morocco a "pitch perfect evocation of childhood and sibling relationships"
Marcel Theroux

Photographer Gil is on an extended grey gap-year, working in
the London hospital to which Vivian brings Irene for emergency
treatment; together they try to establish calm amid the chaos.
Irene is thrilled with her 'guardian angels', they less so with her ongoing interest in their lives.

Gil has a girlfriend, living in the same building as him, and a troublesome family back home. Thirty-something Vivian has a high- flying boyfriend, an irascible father and a demanding job. But they keep finding reasons to spend time together in the run up to Christmas. And still there is Irene, intent on filling the holes in her life...

Marooned in Tooting by a sudden snowstorm, Vivian and Gil are forced to spend the holiday confronting secrets and responsibilities they've been complacent about for too long.

Wales Book of the Month January 2014

Praise for Left and Leaving

"The writing is gorgeous, the characters engaging and real, and their complicated lives make for an excellent, almost escapist read, allowing the reader to forget, for a time, their own troubles and stresses."
Booksmonthly

"Verity does have a wonderful knack of representing the nitty gritty reality of our modern day world"
The Bookbag

"her best yet. It is beautifully written... both rewarding and inspiring and I would recommend it unreservedly."
Ian Kirkpatrick

"Humane and subtle, a keenly observed exploration of the way we live now... I am amazed that Verity's work is still such a secret. A great read"
Stephen May, author of Life, Death, Prizes

ISBN: 9781906784980

Language: English

Category: Fiction  Novels  

First published by Honno in : January 2014



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