When We Were Alive

When We Were Alive

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Shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Star Award

'The wartime mood evokes shades of Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay... A complex, well-crafted and absorbing debut that points to a promising future.' --Big Issue

When we first meet Bobby, he is a shy, 12-year-old magician who falls in love with his best friend.

William is consumed with self-hate and drinks to escape the memories of his father's sadness and his mother's death.

Myles is writing letters to a mother he has never met.

Three different people from three different times each explore the dark side of relationships, search for beauty in sadness and try to bear the burden of guilt from living in a world we are powerless to fix.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20.32mm | 229g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785079905
  • 9781785079900
  • 135,449

Review quote

"The wartime mood evokes shades of Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. . . . . A complex, well-crafted and absorbing debut that points to a promising future." --Big Issue
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About C. J. Fisher

Since attaining an MA in Film from Exeter University, C. J. Fisher has worked as a video editor, movie critic, social media manager, and creative content producer, as well as presenting talks on new media to charities and brands. In her free time she is an avid writer, illustrator and online content creator. C. J. vlogs as Ophelia Dagger, with over 30,000 subscribers on YouTube. Her first novel, When We Were Alive, was inspired by events in her own life.Visit C.J's website at oldhotradio.com or follow her on Twitter: @opheliadagger
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Rating details

195 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 25% (48)
4 40% (78)
3 29% (57)
2 5% (10)
1 1% (2)
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