The Half-known Life

The Half-known Life

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Married to a successful businessman, with a large house, a four-year-old daughter and another baby on the way, Sappho lives an enviable life. Yet a chance glimpse of a face from her past sends her reeling, uncovering potent memories she has never been able to share with anyone, and threatening her perfect life completely. Suddenly unable to care for her family, she begins a desperate search for the person she once fled from, and whose reappearance has had such an effect on her. Spanning three generations from 1970s Athens to present-day London, The Half-Known Life is a moving and intelligent story of the bonds that stay with us, no matter how drastically our lives may change.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 280g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747596581
  • 9780747596585
  • 2,242,070

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Praise for Simonetta Wenkert: 'Alive in rich and vivid detail' Esther Freud 'Tough, lyrical and original' Marika Cobbold 'Persuasive, moving, sympathetic' Allan Massie, Scotsman 'Powerfully done. She vividly conjures up the sights and smells of a foreign landscape' Daily Mail
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About Simonetta Wenkert

Simonetta Wenkert was born in London and has lived in Athens, Rome and Jerusalem. She has worked as a teacher and a translator of film scripts. She currently lives in Queen's Park, London, where she owns and runs Ida, an Italian restaurant, with her husband. This is Simonetta's second novel.
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