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After Youd Gone
After Youd Gone Maggie OFarrell 0670894486 9780670894482 I am more than happy to welcome a newcomer, Maggie OFarrell, who, to quote Yeats, has learnt her trade. After Youd Gone is beautifully written contemporary fiction. --Edna OBrien, Sunday TimesA
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After Youd Gone by Maggie OFarrell

I am more than happy to welcome a newcomer, Maggie OFarrell, who, to quote Yeats, has learnt her trade. After Youd Gone is beautifully written contemporary fiction. --Edna OBrien, Sunday TimesA young woman named Alice Raikes boards a train to Scotland to visit her family. But when she arrives, she witnesses something so shocking that she insists on returning to London that very minute. Only a few hours later, Alice is lying in a coma after an accident that may or may not have been a suicide attempt.With Alices life hanging in the balance, her family gathers at her bedside. As they wait, argue, and remember, long-buried tensions rise to the surface. The more they talk, the more, it seems, they conceal from each other. Alice, meanwhile, sliding between different levels of consciousness, recalls her past and a recent love affair. Skipping around in time, knitting together the different points of view with astonishing dexterity and beautiful prose, Maggie OFarrell has created a story of love and family relationships that is reminiscent of the very best of Edna OBrien and Mary Gordon. With one of the most heart-stopping openings in modern fiction, After Youd Gone is a work of extraordinary psychological depth and impressive maturity.

Author: Maggie OFarrell

Language: English

Edition: 1st American Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2001-03-19

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