Hold Back the Stars

Hold Back the Stars

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'A bold new talent' Matt Haig

'The most unique love story I've read in years' Rowan Coleman

Ninety minutes.

A few years from now, not too far in the future, two people meet.

It is a classic story of boy meets girl.

Except that it's not.

When we find them, they have an hour and a half left.

Unless they can save themselves, they won't survive.

The clock is ticking.

Bittersweet and life-affirming, Hold Back the Stars is the love story of the year.

'Prepare to shed tears' Heat

'Original, surprising and romantic' Woman & Home

`Full of wonder and heart' Emma Jane Unsworth

'An incredibly imaginative debut' Sunday Mirror
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 20mm | 220g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784161772
  • 9781784161774
  • 544,666

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"Breaks your heart, then kicks it a few more times for good measure in the most beautiful way possible"
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"Prepare to shed tears" * Heat * "Original, surprising and romantic" * Woman & Home * "Breaks your heart, then kicks it a few more times for good measure in the most beautiful way possible" * The Pool * "A high-stakes, high-concept love story from a bold new talent . . . All of the obvious "out of this world" comments apply." -- Matt Haig, author of The Humans "Think Gravity meets The Versions of Us" * Red *
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About Katie Khan

Katie Khan is a writer from London whose first novel, Hold Back the Stars, was published to great acclaim, translated into twenty-two languages, and is being adapted into a feature film. The Light Between Us is her second novel.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @katie_khan.

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Rating details

2,019 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 20% (400)
4 33% (669)
3 31% (619)
2 12% (243)
1 4% (88)
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