Someone I loved

Someone I loved

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How long does it take to forget the smell of someone who loved you? And when do you stop loving them? When Chloe's husband leaves her and their children for another woman, she is devastated. Unexpectedly, it's her usually distant father-in-law who comes to Chloe's aid, both with practical help and his personal wisdom on life and love.In this beautifully crafted novella, Anna Gavalda poignantly explores the fragility of human relationships.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 13mm | 162g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190831348X
  • 9781908313485
  • 385,654

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'Gavalda's talent for writing and her gift for dialogue make reading her work a delight' World Literature Today 'Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people's hidden longings... A gifted literary stylist.' Vogue 'The emotional balance has been rendered perfectly ... An author who deserves to be read by many outside her native France.' Book Diva 'Throughout this beautifully written book, conversations between Chloé and her father-in-law reveal a tale of betrayal, happiness and devotion to duty. This book above all shows that love in any time in our lives can conquer all.' Julie Knowles, Waterstones Lancaster 'Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people's hidden longings - A gifted literary stylist.' Vogue 'A novel full of grace and uncluttered prose.' L'Express 'A literary phenomenon - Anna Gavalda raises the bar with her first novel.' Le Monde 'Gavalda's talent for writing and her gift for dialogue make reading her work a delight' World Literature Today 'Gavalda writes warm hearted fiction with plenty of emotion, culture and thoughtfulness' - Telegraph
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'Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people's hidden longings - A gifted literary stylist.' Vogue 'A novel full of grace and uncluttered prose.' L'Express 'A literary phenomenon - Anna Gavalda raises the bar with her first novel.' Le Monde 'Gavalda's talent for writing and her gift for dialogue make reading her work a delight' World Literature Today 'Gavalda writes warm hearted fiction with plenty of emotion, culture and thoughtfulness' Telegraph
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About Anna Gavalda

Anna Gavalda is one of the most acclaimed authors writing in French today. Her books are published in over thirty languages and and include: Hunting and Gathering, I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere and Consolation
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7,549 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 19% (1,450)
4 34% (2,548)
3 32% (2,422)
2 12% (877)
1 3% (252)
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