The Language of Others

The Language of Others

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/10/2008
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Synopsis

'A surprisingly joyful novel' Daily Mail

The world is a puzzling, sometimes frightening place for Jessica Fontaine. As a child she only finds contentment in playing the piano and wandering alone in the empty spaces of Audlands Hall, the dilapidated country house where she grows up.

Twenty-five years later, divorced, with her son still living at home, Jessica remains preoccupied by the desire to create space around her. Then her volatile ex-husband reappears, the first of several surprises that both transform Jessica's present and give her a startling new perspective on the past.

The Language of Others tells the absorbing story of a woman who spends much of her life feeling that she is out of step with the real world, until she discovers why. Related with humour and compassion, it offers a fresh, illuminating insight into what it means to be 'normal'.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340896679
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 25 mm

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