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Instructions for a Heatwave

Instructions for a Heatwave

Author: Maggie O'Farrell
$29.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description

The stunning new novel from Costa-Novel-Award-winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave 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 wih 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. Maggie O'Farrell's sixth book is the work of an outstanding novelist at the height of her powers.

Promotion info

Maggie O'Farrell has now sold over a million books in the UK through Bookscan. She is consistently a hardback bestseller - THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE sold just over 15,000 copies in hardback alone.

Awards

Shortlisted for Costa Novel Award 2013.

Author description

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of five novels, AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, and THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award. She lives in Edinburgh.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780755358823
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Tinder Press
  • : July 2012
  • : 30mm X 155mm X 234mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : 313
  • : Paperback
  • : Maggie O'Farrell