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A Town Called Solace

A Town Called Solace

'Will break your heart' Graham Norton

By Mary Lawson

Paperback / softback | ISBN 9781784743932

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Set in the frozen north of Canada in 1972, this is a novel about childhood trauma, painful histories that need reckoning with and the moments in life when we can change for the better

'I've been trying to tell everybody I know about Mary Lawson... Each of her novels is just a marvel' ANNE TYLER

Clara's sister is missing. Angry, rebellious Rose, had a row with their mother, stormed out of the house and simply disappeared. Eight-year-old Clara, isolated by her distraught parents' efforts to protect her from the truth, is grief-stricken and bewildered.

Liam Kane, newly divorced, newly unemployed, newly arrived in this small northern town, moves into the house next door, a house left to him by an old woman he can barely remember and within hours gets a visit from the police. It seems he's suspected of a crime.

At the end of her life Elizabeth Orchard is thinking about a crime too, one committed thirty years ago that had tragic consequences for two families and in particular for one small child. She desperately wants to make amends before she dies.

Set in Northern Ontario in 1972, A Town Called Solace explores the relationships of these three people brought together by fate and the mistakes of the past. By turns gripping and darkly funny, it uncovers the layers of grief and remorse and love that connect us, but shows that sometimes a new life is possible.

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BOOK DETAILS

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781784743932
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Width (mm): 135
Height (mm): 216
Depth (mm): 22

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