Hand Me Down World

Hand Me Down World

Paperback John Murray

By (author) Lloyd Jones

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  • Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 113mm x 176mm x 21mm | 166g
  • Publication date: 9 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848544812
  • ISBN 13: 9781848544819
  • Sales rank: 15,763

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Sometimes a person passes through your world and you don't forget them. She is like that. She is crossing continents, searching for her missing child. Everyone she comes into contact with has a tale to tell: the truck driver who mistook her for a prostitute, the hunters who almost shot her, the Frenchman who loved her, the blind man and the lodger. This is her story.

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Lloyd Jones is the author of several novels and short story collections which include Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize best book award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Compelling ... vivid ... intense ... one of the most significant novelists writing today Sunday Times Humane and moving, it's a worthy successor to Jones's last novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mister Pip Daily Mail Artfully constructed and delicately nuanced ... Hand Me Down World has an eerie compulsion D J Taylor, Financial Times Everyone will want to read Hand Me Down World and few will be able to stop thinking about it after they do Irish Independent The novel's readability belies its great depth ... Jones's novel is haunting to the very final line Sunday Telegraph This is, to make a bold claim, an extraordinary novel ... Jones is a daring writer who can be relied on to ignore expectation, and is becoming one of the most interesting, honest and thought-provoking novelists working today Joanna Briscoe, Guardian