Everything Love Is

Everything Love Is

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From the author of The Night Rainbow: a poignant, mysterious and unforgettable story of love, and of the happy endings we conceive for ourselves

What I want is something that makes me feel alive. Joy, passion, despair, something to remember or something to regret. I want to have my breath taken away.

Baptiste Molino has devoted his life to other people's happiness. Moored on his houseboat on the edge of Toulouse, he helps his clients navigate the waters of contentment, yet remains careful never to make waves of his own.

Baptiste is more concerned with his past than his future: particularly the mysterious circumstances of his birth and the identity of his birth mother. But Sophie, the young waitress in his local bar, believes it is time for Baptiste to rediscover passion and leads him into the world on his doorstep he has long tried to avoid.

However, it is Baptiste's new client who may end up being the one to change his perspective. Elegant and enigmatic, Amandine Rousseau is fast becoming a puzzle he longs to solve. As tensions rise on the streets of the city, Baptiste's determination to avoid both the highs and lows of love begins to waver. And when his mother's legacy finally reveals itself, he finds himself torn between pursuing his own happiness and safeguarding that of the one he loves.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 35mm | 533g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408868423
  • 9781408868423
  • 2,552,304

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Beautifully written and intriguing this atmospheric novel had me hooked * Katie Fforde * Wonderful ... Unforgettably poignant. Lifeaffirming, loveaffirming, perfect * Vanessa Gebbie, author of The Coward's Tale * I loved everything about it. One of those books where you have to ration the ending - with beautiful, evocative sentences that float off the page and a story that's modern and oh so moving * Paul McVeigh, author of The Good Son * Everything Love Is is clearly about everything love is, but it is also about everything we are - which, on reflection, is one and the same thing. A stunning, moving and beautifully written story which I have no hesitation in recommending ***** * Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep * This is a deeply moving, beautifully written story about happiness, memory and loss ... Claire King's writing is wise, graceful and a joy to read ... It guides without leading; it persuades without explaining * The Pool, Bedtime Book Club pick * Claire King has succeeded magnificently with her second novel Everything Love Is. It is a beautifully judged, intricately structured contemplation on memory, love, happiness and loss. An existential exploration of what it means to be human and how to live a contented life, it is, above all, an achingly poignant love story ... Intelligent, sensitive and carefully plotted work * Yorkshire Post * Quirky, elegant and sweet: I loved it! * Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat on the Night Rainbow * At once moving and gripping, elegant and spare, The Night Rainbow is a daring novel about a child faced with the baffling world of adult grief. Claire King nails the voice of the child narrator from the first page; Pea is a heroine you won't forget * Maggie O'Farrell, author of This Must Be the Place * Emotional and beautifully written, you'll be on tenterhooks throughout * Stylist on The Night Rainbow * An original, beguiling debut about the consequences of an imaginatively lived life * Marie Claire on The Night Rainbow *
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About Claire King

Claire King's debut novel, The Night Rainbow, was published by Bloomsbury in 2013. She is also the author of numerous prize-winning short stories. After fourteen years in southern France, Claire has recently returned to the UK and now lives with her family by a canal in Gloucestershire.

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176 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (63)
3 23% (41)
2 7% (12)
1 3% (5)
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