Maggie O'Farrell - Instructions for a Heatwave (2nd Hand Paperback)
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
Instructions for a Heatwave is the story of a dysfunctional but deeply lovable family reunited, set during the legendary summer of 1976.
It's July 1976. In London, it hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he's going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn't come back.
The search for Robert brings Gretta's children - two estranged sisters and a brother on the brink of divorce - back home, each with different ideas as to where their father might have gone.
None of them suspects that their mother might have an explanation that even now she cannot share.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Families & Sagas
- Published : 2013 (Tinder Press)
- ISBN : 9780755358793
- SKU : B000401
- PPC : SP280gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Maggie O'Farrell writes with exceptional grace and sensitivity about marriage, about the mysteries that inhere within families, and the fault lines over which we build our lives - the secrets we hide from the people who know and love us best." - Goodreads.
"Unputdownable" - The Guardian.
"Instantly appealing . . . magical." - Daily Telegraph.
"Masterful . . . holds you on a knife edge." - Marie Claire.
Maggie O'Farrell is an Irish-British novelist. Her debut novel After You'd Gone received international acclaim and won the Betty Trask Award. Her later novel The Hand That First Held Mine won the 2010 Costa Novel Award.
Featured Author . . . Maggie O'Farrell
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