The Lauras

The Lauras

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2017
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The Lauras
A great example of modern fiction (beware, semi-spoilers!)
The Lauras is one of those books that I approached with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised by. It follows the journey of Alex and her/his (thei... READ MORE
Sarah at Guildford


'A writer of real gravitas and potency.' Ali Smith'An extraordinary journey ... Engrossing, original and eloquent.' Helen Dunmore'Elegiac and beautifully observed.' Observer'Vivid and captivating.' StylistI didn’t realise my mother was a person until I was thirteen years old and she pulled me out of bed, put me in the back of her car, and we left home and my dad with no explanations. I thought that Ma was all that she was and all that she had ever wanted to be. I was wrong...As Ma and Alex make their way from Virginia to California, each new state prompts stories and secrets of a life before Alex. Together they put to rest unsettled scores, heal old wounds, and search out lost friends. But Alex can't forget the life they've left behind.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099510642
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 213g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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The Lauras
Vivid story!
A story that will haunt you. The relationship between mother and daughter involves an intricate web of characters. As Alex and Ma make their way across Ame... READ MORE